Autofocus Method

You can change the method of autofocusing (autofocus method) to suit the subject and scene you are shooting.

  1. Select [Shooting: Autofocus method].

  2. Select an autofocus method.

Face Tracking AF

The camera detects and focuses on people's faces.

When no face is detected, focusing areas are determined automatically.


  • An object other than a human face may be detected as a face.
  • The camera may not detect faces that are very small or large in the picture, too bright or dark, or partly hidden.
  • AF may not detect subjects or people's faces at the edges of the screen. Recompose the shot to center the subject or bring the subject closer to the center.

Specified Frame AF

The camera focuses in a single AF point that you specify. You can move the AF point to your preferred position by tapping, dragging, or using the Up key Down key Left key Right key keys after tapping the screen to display the AF point selection screen.

AF Shooting Tips

  • It may take some time to focus, depending on the subject and shooting conditions.
  • The available autofocus range varies depending on the aspect ratio, image stabilization, and other settings.

Shooting Conditions That Make Focusing Difficult

  • Subjects with low contrast, such as a blue sky or flat surfaces in solid colors, or other cases when highlight or shadow details are clipped.
  • Subjects in low light.
  • Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction.
  • Fine lines and subject outlines.
  • Under light sources with constantly changing brightness, colors, or patterns.
  • Night scenes or points of light.
  • The image flickers under fluorescent or LED lighting.
  • Extremely small subjects.
  • Subjects at the edge of the screen.
  • Strongly backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective surfaces, etc.).
  • Near and distant subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage, etc.).
  • Subjects that keep moving within the AF point and will not stay still due to camera shake or subject blur.
  • Performing AF when the subject is very far out of focus.
  • Noise (dots of light, banding, etc.) appears on the screen during AF.