D5600

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

 Face-priority AF
Use for portraits. The camera automatically detects and focuses on portrait subjects; the selected subject is
indicated by a double yellow border
 Wide-area AF
Use for hand-held shots of landscapes and other non-portrait subjects.

 Normal-area AF
Use for pin-point focus on a selected spot in the frame. A tripod is recommended.

 Subject-tracking AF
Use the multi selector to position the focus point over your subject and press  to start tracking. The focus point will track the selected subject as it moves through the frame.
To end tracking, press  again. 

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

Procedure

01. Display AF-area mode options.

Press the i button, then highlight the current AF-area mode in the information display and press OK.
02. Choose an AF-area mode.

Highlight an option and press OK.

AF-Area Mode (Live View): Related Functions

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