Camera Functions

AF-Area Mode (Live View)

In live view, the focus area for autofocus is shown in the monitor. Using the multi selector to reposition focus area shifts focus to another part of the frame. What controls how the focus point is selected is AF-area mode.

Live view offers a choice of AF-area modes, including wide- and normal-area AF, subject tracking, and face priority.

AF-area mode selection is also available when the camera is used to record movies.

Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Subject-tracking AF


01. Press the i button.
02. Highlight the current AF-area mode in the information display using the multi selector and press OK.
03. Highlight an option and press OK.
04. Choose the focus point.

Face-priority AF:

A double yellow border will be displayed when the camera detects a portrait subject (if multiple faces, up to a maximum of 35, are detected, the camera will focus on the closest subject; to choose a different subject, use the multi selector).

If the camera can no longer detect the subject (because, for example, the subject has turned to face away from the camera), the border will no longer be displayed.

1: Focus Point
04. Choose the focus point.

Wide- and normal-area AF:

Use the multi selector to move the focus point anywhere in the frame, or press OK to position the focus point in the center of the frame.

1: Focus Point
04. Choose the focus point.

Subject-tracking AF:

Position the focus point over your subject and press OK. The focus point will track the selected subject as it moves through the frame.

To end focus tracking, press OK a second time.

1: Focus Point

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