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Adjust focus settings.


To display focus settings, press MENU/OK in the shooting display and select the G (AF/MF SETTING) tab.

The options available vary with the shooting mode selected.

FOCUS AREA

Choose the focus area for autofocus, manual focus, and focus zoom.

AF MODE

Choose the AF mode for focus modes S and C.

Option Description

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SINGLE POINT

The camera focuses on the subject in the selected focus point. The number of focus points available can be selected using GAF/MF SETTING > NUMBER OF FOCUS POINTS. Use for pin-point focus on a selected subject.

y

ZONE

The camera focuses on the subject in the selected focus zone. Focus zones include multiple focus points, making it easier to focus on subjects that are in motion.

z

WIDE/TRACKING

In focus mode S, the camera automatically focuses on high-contrast subjects; the areas in focus are shown in the display.

In focus mode C, the camera tracks focus on the subject in the selected focus point while the shutter button is pressed halfway.

The camera may be unable to focus on small objects or subjects that are moving rapidly.

STORE AF MODE BY ORIENTATION

Choose whether the focus mode and focus area used when the camera is in portrait orientation are stored separately from those used when the camera is in landscape orientation.

Option Description
OFF The same settings are used in both orientations.
FOCUS AREA ONLY The focus area for each orientation can be selected separately.
ON The focus mode and focus area can be selected separately.

RAPID AF

Select ON for faster focus times. Display quality will drop while the camera focuses.

Options
ON OFF

AF POINT DISPLAYyz

Choose whether individual focus frames are displayed when ZONE or WIDE/TRACKING is selected for GAF/MF SETTING > AF MODE.

Options
ON OFF

NUMBER OF FOCUS POINTS

Choose the number of focus points available for focus-point selection in manual focus mode or when SINGLE POINT is selected for AF MODE.

Option Description
117 POINTS (9 × 13) Choose from 117 focus points arranged in a 9- by 13-point grid.
425 POINTS (17 × 25) Choose from 425 focus points arranged in a 17- by 25-point grid.

PRE-AF

If ON is selected, the camera will continue to adjust focus even when the shutter button is not pressed halfway. The camera adjusts focus continuously, allowing it to focus faster when the shutter button is pressed halfway. Choosing this option helps prevent missed shots.

Options
ON OFF

Choosing ON increases the drain on the battery.

AF ILLUMINATOR

If ON is selected, the AF-assist illuminator will light to assist autofocus.

Options
ON OFF

The camera may be unable to focus using the AF-assist illuminator in some cases.

If the camera is unable to focus, try increasing the distance to the subject.

Avoid shining the AF-assist illuminator directly into your subject’s eyes.

FACE/EYE DETECTION SETTING

Intelligent Face Detection sets focus and exposure for human faces anywhere in the frame, preventing the camera from focusing on the background in group portraits. Choose for shots that emphasize portrait subjects. You can also choose whether the camera detects and focuses on eyes when Intelligent Face Detection is on. Choose from the following options:

Option Description
FACE ON/EYE OFF Intelligent Face Detection only.
FACE ON/EYE AUTO The camera automatically chooses which eye to focus on when a face is detected.
FACE ON/RIGHT EYE PRIORITY The camera focuses on the right eye of subjects detected using Intelligent Face Detection.
FACE ON/LEFT EYE PRIORITY The camera focuses on the left eye of subjects detected using Intelligent Face Detection.
FACE OFF/EYE OFF Intelligent Face Detection and eye priority off.

If the subject moves as the shutter button is pressed, the face may not be in the area indicated by the green border when the picture is taken.

In some modes, the camera may set exposure for the frame as a whole rather than the portrait subject.

The face selected by the camera is indicated by a green border.

If there is more than one face in the frame, the camera will select the face closest to the center; other faces are indicated by white borders.

Faces can be detected with the camera in vertical or horizontal orientation.

If the camera is unable to detect the subject’s eyes because they are hidden by hair, glasses, or other objects, the camera will instead focus on faces.

Face/eye detection options can also be accessed via shortcuts (aShortcut Options).

AF+MF

If ON is selected in focus mode S and focus has been locked (whether by pressing the shutter button halfway or by other means), focus lock can be ended and focus adjusted manually by rotating the focus ring.

Options
ON OFF

Lenses with a focus distance indicator must be set to manual focus mode (MF) before this option can be used. Selecting MF disables the focus distance indicator.

If the lens is equipped with a focus distance indicator, set the focus ring to the center, as the camera may fail to focus if the ring is set to infinity or the minimum focus distance.

Focus peaking can be used to check focus. To enable focus peaking, select FOCUS PEAK HIGHLIGHT for MF ASSIST.

AF+MF Focus Zoom

When ON is selected for GAF/MF SETTING > FOCUS CHECK and SINGLE POINT selected for AF MODE, focus zoom can be used to zoom in on the selected focus area. The zoom ratio can be selected using the rear command dial.

MF ASSIST

Choose how focus is displayed in manual focus mode.

Option Description
STANDARD Focus is displayed normally.
FOCUS PEAK HIGHLIGHT The camera heightens high-contrast outlines. Choose a color and peaking level.

You can also choose MF assist options by holding the center of the rear command dial.

FOCUS CHECK

If ON is selected, the display will automatically zoom in on the selected focus area when the focus ring is rotated in manual focus mode.

Options
ON OFF

Pressing the center of the rear command dial cancels focus zoom.

The zoom position is centered on the current focus area and changes when the focus area is changed.

INTERLOCK SPOT AE & FOCUS AREA

Select ON to meter the current focus frame when SINGLE POINT is selected for AF MODE and SPOT is selected for PHOTOMETRY.

Options
ON OFF

INSTANT AF SETTING

Choose whether the camera focuses using single AF (AF‑S) or continuous AF (AF‑C) when a button to which focus lock or AF-ON is assigned is pressed in manual focus mode.

Options
AF-S AF-C

DEPTH-OF-FIELD SCALE

Choose FILM FORMAT BASIS to help you make practical assessments of depth of field for pictures that will be viewed as prints and the like, PIXEL BASIS to help you assess depth of field for pictures that will be viewed at high resolutions on computers or other electronic displays.

Options
PIXEL BASIS FILM FORMAT BASIS

RELEASE/FOCUS PRIORITY

Choose how the camera focuses in focus mode AF-S or AF-C.

Option Description
RELEASE Shutter response is prioritized over focus. Pictures can be taken when the camera is not in focus.
FOCUS Focus is prioritized over shutter response. Pictures can be only taken when the camera is in focus.

TOUCH SCREEN MODE

Choose the shooting operations performed using touch controls.

Still Photography

Mode Description

AF

 

 

AF-OFF

In focus mode S (AF-S), the camera focuses when you tap your subject in the display. Focus locks at the current distance until you tap the AF OFF icon.

In focus mode C (AF-C), the camera initiates focus when you tap your subject in the display. The camera will continue to adjust focus for changes in the distance to the subject until you tap the AF OFF icon.

In manual focus mode (MF), you can tap the display to focus on the selected subject using autofocus.

AREA

Tap to select a point for focus or zoom. The focus frame will move to the selected point.

OFF

Touch focus disabled.

Movie Recording

Mode Description

OFF Touch controls disabled.

To disable touch controls and hide the touch screen mode indicator, select OFF for DBUTTON/DIAL SETTING > TOUCH SCREEN SETTING > TOUCH SCREEN ON/OFF.

Touch Controls for Focus Zoom

Different touch controls are used during focus zoom (focus check enabled).

Central Area

Tapping the center of the display performs the operations below.

Mode AF-S MF
AF AF Instant AF
AREA OFF
OFF

Other Areas

Tapping other areas simply scrolls the display.