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 multi-selector to enlarge the image and select the area you want to enlarge by pressing the multi-selector up/down/left/right.
    • 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 multi-selector.


  • 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.