Nikon 1 J5

Camera Functions

Focus Mode

Pressing the shutter-release button halfway initiates autofocus. Focus mode lets you choose whether focus locks once the camera has focused or if the camera continues to adjust focus while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

AF-A (Auto-Select AF):
The camera automatically selects AF-S if the subject stationary and AF-C if it is moving.

AF-S (Single AF):
Use with stationary subjects. Focus locks when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway; the shutter can be released only if the camera is able to focus.

AF-C (Continuous AF):
Use with subjects that are in motion. The camera focuses continuously on the subject in the AF-area brackets while the shutter release button is pressed halfway (note that the AF-area brackets appear only in the detailed display). Photos can be taken whether or not the camera is in focus.

AF-F (Full-Time AF):
Use with subjects that are in motion. The camera focuses continuously; photos can be taken whether or not the camera is in focus.

MF (Manual focus):
Focus manually. Photos can be taken whether or not the camera is in focus.

Procedure

The "F" (Feature) Menu

Pressing "F" in mode P, S, A, or M displays the items listed below.

1: Shooting mode
2: Shutter speed
3: Aperture
4: ISO sensitivity
5: AF-area mode, Focus mode, Metering, Picture Control, White balance
Pressing "F" in creative mode displays the items listed below. The items available vary with the option selected for creative mode.

1: Shooting mode
2: Creative
3: Shutter speed
4: Aperture
5: ISO sensitivity
6: AF-area mode, Focus mode, Metering, Picture Control, White balance, Image size, Select color, Filter strength, Portrait, Hue, Saturation, Vignetting
The Shooting Menu

To display the shooting menu, press MENU and select "Shooting".

Focus Mode: Related Functions

View information on functions related to Focus Mode.

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