In Miniaturize mode, you can move, shrink, and expand the focused area (the non-blurred area).
How does changing the focused area affect the image? We performed some experiments to find out.
Camera: CX2 ●1/290sec ●F4.5 ●ISO80 ●60 mm *35 mm conversion ●Shooting location: from a bridge
There are 20 different focused area settings, ranging from "narrow" to "wide." To make the differences easier to see, here's a comparison of three different focused areas: "narrowest," "middle," and "widest."
If you look at the top and bottom, you'll see that changing the width of the focused area makes the blurred areas completely different. In the bottom image, where the focused area is narrowest, only the middle portion is in focus, and the other portions of the image are blurred heavily. In the image with the wide focused area, most of the picture is in focus.
In these pictures, the person and the car appear most miniaturized when the focused area is narrowest.
See below for more details.
Setting up focused area width and position
Press the Fn (function) button
The Miniaturize setting screen is displayed.
Areas that will not be in focus in the final photograph are shown in gray.
Press the DISP. button to cancel miniaturize settings.
When you want to take a picture with a vertical orientation, press the [Delete] button to make the focused area vertical.
Press the ADJ./OK button to position the focused area
Press the Fn button on this screen displays a help screen explaining the operation method. Press the Fn button again to return to the original screen.
Press the ADJ./OK button to choose the width of the focused area