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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.


Choose the focus area for autofocus, manual focus, and focus zoom (aFocus-Point Selection).


Choose how the camera focuses (aFocus Mode).


Choose how the camera focuses in modes l and k (aAutofocus Options (AF Mode)).


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.


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.

[ON] [OFF]

Choosing [ON] increases the drain on the battery.


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

[ON] [OFF]

The AF-assist illuminator turns off automatically when [OFF] is selected for D[USER SETTING] > [SOUND & FLASH] in the setup menu.

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.


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 either the left or right eye when Intelligent Face Detection is on.

Option Description

Adjust settings for Intelligent Face Detection. You can also adjust eye detection settings.

  • g[EYE OFF]: Intelligent Face Detection only.
  • u[EYE AUTO]: The camera automatically chooses which eye to focus on when a face is detected.
  • w[RIGHT EYE PRIORITY]: The camera focuses on the right eye of subjects detected using Intelligent Face Detection.
  • v[LEFT EYE PRIORITY]: The camera focuses on the left eye of subjects detected using Intelligent Face Detection.
[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.

[FACE DETECTION ON] > u[EYE AUTO] is selected automatically in S[ADVANCED SR AUTO] mode and when h[PORTRAIT] or Z[PORTRAIT ENHANCER] is selected in [SP] mode.

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

If multiple faces are detected, the subject closest to the center of the frame will be indicated by a green border and the remaining subjects 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.


If [ON] is selected in focus mode l 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.

[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.

To assist focus using focus peaking, select [FOCUS PEAK HIGHLIGHT] for [MF ASSIST].

AF + MF Focus Zoom

When [ON] is selected for G[AF/MF SETTING] > [FOCUS CHECK] and [SINGLE POINT] selected for [AF MODE], focus zoom can be used to zoom in on the selected focus area.


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.


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.

[ON] [OFF]

Press the focus stick (focus lever) to cancel focus zoom.

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


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

[ON] [OFF]


Choose how the camera focuses in focus mode [AF-S] (l) or [AF-C] (k).

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.


Choose whether touch controls can be used to select the focus area or release the shutter (aShooting Touch Controls).