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Use the focus mode selector to choose how the camera focuses.

[S] (single AF)
Focus locks while the shutter button is pressed halfway. Choose for stationary subjects.
[C] (continuous AF)
Focus is continually adjusted to reflect changes in the distance to the subject while the shutter button is pressed halfway. Use for subjects that are in motion. Eye-detection AF is not available.
[M] (manual)
Focus manually. Use if the camera has trouble focusing using autofocus or to take deliberately out-of-focus shots.

[INSTANT AF] can be assigned to the [Fn] button, allowing the button to be used to quickly focus on the subject in the selected focus frame when the camera is in manual focus mode.

Selecting [FOCUS PEAK HIGHLIGHT] for [MF ASSIST] highlights high-contrast outlines. Rotate the focus ring until the subject is highlighted. The [MF ASSIST] menu can be displayed by pressing and holding the center of the sub-command dial.

The camera can show focus distance in meters or feet. Use the [SCREEN SET-UP] > [FOCUS SCALE UNITS] option in the setup menu to choose the units used.

If [ON] is selected for [AUTOFOCUS SETTING] > [PRE-AF] in the shooting menu, focus will be adjusted continuously in modes [S] and [C] even when the shutter button is not pressed.

The Focus Indicator

The focus indicator turns green when the subject is in focus and blinks white when the camera is unable to focus. Brackets (“( )”) indicate that the camera is focusing and are displayed continuously in mode [C] while the shutter button is pressed halfway. is displayed in manual focus mode.

Checking Focus

To zoom in on the current focus area for precise focus, press the center of the sub-command dial. Press again to cancel zoom.

In manual focus mode, zoom can be adjusted by rotating the command dial when [STANDARD] or [FOCUS PEAK HIGHLIGHT] is selected for [MF ASSIST], while if [ON] is selected for [SCREEN SET-UP] > [FOCUS CHECK], the camera will automatically zoom in on the selected focus area when the focus ring is rotated.

Focus zoom is not available in focus mode [C] or when [AUTOFOCUS SETTING] > [PRE-AF] is on or an option other than [SINGLE POINT] is selected for [AUTOFOCUS SETTING] > [AF MODE].