AF Operation

You can select the AF operation characteristics to suit the shooting conditions or subject.

  1. Set the lens’s focus mode switch to AF.

  2. Select [Autofocus: AF operation].

  3. Select an option.

Note

  • If focus is not achieved, the AF point will turn orange. With One-Shot AF, shooting is not possible even by pressing the shutter button completely. Recompose the shot and try to focus again. Or, see Shooting Conditions That Make Focusing Difficult.
  • With Servo AF, the camera shoots even when subjects are not in focus.

One-Shot AF for Still Subjects

This AF operation is suited for still subjects. When you press the shutter button halfway, the camera will focus only once.

  • When focus is achieved, the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound.
  • The focus remains locked while you hold down the shutter button halfway, allowing you to recompose the image before taking the picture.
  • For details on the continuous shooting speed for continuous shooting, see Selecting the Drive Mode.

Note

  • If [Set-up: Beep] is set to [Disable], the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved.
  • See Lens electronic MF when using a lens that supports electronic manual focusing.

Servo AF for Moving Subjects

This AF operation is suited for moving subjects. While you hold down the shutter button halfway, the camera will keep focusing on the subject continuously.

  • When focus is achieved, the AF point will turn blue. The beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved.
  • The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.
  • For details on the continuous shooting speed for continuous shooting, see Selecting the Drive Mode.
  • In [Scene Intelligent Auto] mode, by default, the camera automatically switches to Servo AF in response to subject movement.

Caution

  • Depending on the lens used, the distance to the subject and the subject’s speed, the camera may not be able to achieve correct focus.
  • Zooming during continuous shooting may throw off the focus. Zoom first, then recompose and shoot.