Focus Magnifier

still image, movie, slow&quick motion

You can check the focus by enlarging the image before shooting.

Unlike with [Auto Magnifier in MF], you can magnify the image without operating the focus ring.

  1. MENU (Focus) → [Focus Assistant][Focus Magnifier].
  2. Press the center of the control wheel to enlarge the image and select the area you want to enlarge using top/bottom/left/right side of the control wheel.
    • Each time you press the center, the magnification scale will change.
    • You can set the initial magnification by selecting MENU (Focus) → [Focus Assistant][Initial Focus Mag.] or [Initial Focus Mag.].
  3. Confirm the focus.
    • Press the (Delete) button to bring the magnified position into the center of an image.
    • When the focus mode is [Manual Focus], you can adjust the focus while an image is magnified. If [AF in Focus Mag.] is set to [Off], the [Focus Magnifier] function is canceled when the shutter button is pressed halfway down.
    • When the shutter button is pressed halfway down while an image is magnified during the auto-focusing, different functions are performed depending on the [AF in Focus Mag.] setting.
      • When [AF in Focus Mag.] is set to [On]: Auto-focusing is performed again.
      • When [AF in Focus Mag.] is set to [Off]: The [Focus Magnifier] function is canceled.
    • You can set how long the image is to be shown magnified by selecting MENU (Focus) → [Focus Assistant][Focus Magnif. Time].

To use the focus magnifier function by touch operation

When [Touch Func. in Shooting] is set to [Touch Focus], you can magnify the image and adjust the focus by touching the monitor. Set in advance as follows.

  • [Touch Operation]: [On]
  • [Shooting Screen] under [Touch Panel Settings]:
    • Set [Shooting Screen] to [On].
    • Set [Touch Func. in Shooting] to [Touch Focus].
  • [Touch Panel/Pad]: Set properly for your use.
When the focus mode is [Manual Focus], you can perform [Focus Magnifier] by double-tapping the area to focus on while shooting with the monitor.
While shooting with the viewfinder, a frame is displayed in the center of the monitor by double-tapping and you can move the frame by dragging it. The image is magnified by pressing the center of the control wheel.


  • While using the focus magnifier function, you can move the magnified area by dragging it on the touch panel.
  • To exit the focus magnifier function, double-tap the monitor again. When [AF in Focus Mag.] is set to [Off], the focus magnifier function is ended by pressing the shutter button halfway down.
  • You can set whether to exit or continue the magnified display after shooting by pressing the Fn (Function) button while the magnified image is displayed. This function is available when shooting with the following settings:
    • Focus mode: [Single-shot AF], [DMF] or [Manual Focus]
    • Drive mode: [Single Shooting] or [Cont. Shooting]
    • [AF in Focus Mag.]: [On]
    • [Auto Review]: [Off]