The frame in the picture display that is used when bringing a subject into focus.
Sometimes it is also called the "AF area", "focus area", or "AF point". *The number of AF frames as well as their size and shape differ depending on the focus mode.
For details concerning the settings of each camera model, please see the operation manual and the FAQ.
Measures the distance to multiple AF areas and focuses on the closest area.
Detects people's faces and brings them into focus preferentially. When people's faces are not detected, such as when people's profiles are being shot, the camera focuses in the same manner as with Multi AF mode.
While the shutter button is half-pressed, the camera automatically focuses on the subject as it moves.
Locks the focus so that one point in the center of the AF area remains in focus.
The camera automatically picks multiple AF areas when the shutter button is half-pressed. When the shutter button is pressed completely from this state, 5 shots are taken continuously with the focus shifting from each of the selected areas. This is effective when taking telephotos or close-up photos in which the depth of field often becomes shallow.
Select this mode when adjusting the focus manually. This is effective when it is difficult to bring a subject into focus using autofocus, or when you wish to lock the focus point. The center area of the picture display can be enlarged, which is useful when you wish to check whether a subject is in focus.
Locks the focus at close range
Locks the focus at infinity. Use this mode
when taking pictures of distant landscapes, etc.