Adjust autofocus settings.
Focus-area selection is available when [AREA] is selected for [AF MODE] in focus mode [S] or [C]. In focus mode [M], you can press the center of the command dial to zoom in on the selected focus area or focus on the subject in the selected area at the touch of a button.
Select macro (close-up) mode.
Choose how the camera focuses in focus mode [S] or [C].
Choose how the camera focuses when the [AEL/AFL] button is used for autofocus in focus mode [M].
Choose how the camera selects the focus area in focus modes [S] and [C].
Intelligent Face Detection allows the camera to automatically detect human faces and set focus and exposure for a face anywhere in the frame for shots that emphasize portrait subjects. Choose for group portraits (in horizontal or vertical orientations) to prevent the camera from focusing on the background.
Faces can be detected with the camera in vertical or horizontal orientation; if a face is detected, it will be 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.
In some modes, the camera may set exposure for the frame as a whole rather than the portrait subject.
If the subject moves as the shutter button is pressed, their face may not be in the area indicated by the green border when the picture is taken.
If [ON] is selected, the camera will continue to adjust focus even when the shutter-release button is not pressed halfway.
Note that this increases the drain on the battery.
If [ON] is selected, the AF-assist illuminator will light to assist autofocus.
The AF-assist illuminator turns off automatically in silent mode.
The camera may be unable to focus using the AF-assist illuminator in some cases. If the camera is unable to focus in macro mode, try increasing the distance to the subject.
Avoid shining the AF-assist illuminator directly into your subject’s eyes.
If [ON] is selected, a second focus frame for focus distances of about 50 cm (1.6 ft.) will be added to the display in the optical viewfinder. The focus frame for the current focus distance is displayed in green when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
Focus frame for focus distance of infinity
Focus frame for focus distance of about 50 cm (1.6 ft.)