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.
Use for portraits. The camera automatically detects and focuses on portrait subjects; the selected subject is indicated by a double yellow border.
Use for hand-held shots of landscapes and other non-portrait subjects.
Focus on a selected spot in the frame. A tripod is recommended.
As for normal-area AF, except that a smaller focus point is used for pinpoint focus on smaller targets.
Position the focus point over your subject and press the center of the multi selector. The focus point will track the selected subject as it moves through the frame.
Choosing an AF-Area Mode
To choose an AF-area mode, press the AF-mode button and rotate the sub-command dial until the desired mode is displayed in the monitor.