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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.

If ON is selected for AF/MF SETTING > PRE-AF, 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. is displayed in manual focus mode.

Checking Focus

To zoom in on the current focus area for precise focus, press the center of the rear command dial. Press the center of the rear command dial again to cancel zoom. In manual focus mode, zoom can be adjusted by rotating the rear command dial when STANDARD or FOCUS PEAK HIGHLIGHT is selected for AF/MF SETTING > MF ASSIST, while if ON is selected for AF/MF SETTING > 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 AF/MF SETTING > PRE-AF is on or an option other than SINGLE POINT is selected for AF MODE.

Focus area selection using the focus stick is available during focus zoom.

Use BUTTON/DIAL SETTING > FUNCTION (Fn) SETTING to change the function performed by the center of the command dial or assign its default function to other controls.