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

M (manual)
Focus manually. Use if the camera has trouble focusing using autofocus or to take deliberately out-of-focus shots.
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.
S (single AF)
Focus locks while the shutter button is pressed halfway. Choose for stationary subjects.

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. is displayed in manual focus mode.

Checking Focus

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

In focus mode [S], focus check is available when [AREA] is selected for [AUTOFOCUS SETTING] > [AF MODE] in the shooting menu.

Focus check is not available when [ON] is selected for [AUTOFOCUS SETTING] > [PRE-AF] in focus mode [C].