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[Question] What is the Multi-target AF function?

The camera automatically determines seven focus positions and shoots seven pictures with the focus on a different position in each one. The seven still images are grouped together as a set and are recorded as an MP file*1. This function is especially useful for telephoto shooting and shooting with macro mode.
After shooting, you can also select the images whose focus positions you like and save them as JPEG files. (See related information)

Multi-target AF

  • *1: See the FAQ below for information about MP (Multi-Picture) files.
What is an MP file?

Use the following procedures to shoot using the Multi-target AF function?

1 Turn the mode dial to the Auto shooting mode.
 

Turn the mode dial to shooting mode.


2 Press the [MENU] button to display the shooting menu.
 

Press the [MENU] button to display the shooting menu


3 Press the [ADJ./OK] button down to select [Focus], and then press the button to the right.
 

Press the [ADJ./OK] button down to select [Focus], and then press the button to the right
Press the [ADJ./OK] button down to select [Focus], and then press the button to the right


4 Press the button up and down to select [Multi-trgt AF].
 

Press the button up and down to select [Multi-trgt AF].


5 Press the [ADJ./OK] button. The shooting screen comes back, and the symbol appears in the picture display.
 

Press the [ADJ./OK] button. The shooting screen comes back, and the symbol appears in the picture display.


6 Compose your picture and half-press the shutter release button.
 

Compose your picture and half-press the shutter release button.

  • The camera automatically detects multiple focus positions.
  • The green Ο symbol appears on the screen when a focus position is detected.
  • The determined focus positions are displayed only during playback.
  • If a focus position cannot be detected, the orange Ο symbol blinks on the screen.

7 Press the shutter release button all the way down. Consecutive shooting starts, and when the seven frames are shot, they are recorded as one MP file.
[Caution]
  • This function is only available in Auto shooting mode.
  • The flash cannot be used.
  • The [Time Exposure] setting is disabled.
  • The camera shake correction function cannot be used. If [Multi-trgt AF] is set while the camera shake function is turned on, camera shake function symbol in the picture monitor is replaced.

[Note]
  • If this function is turned on when using the digital zoon, the digital zoom is disabled and shooting is performed at the maximum magnification for the optical zoom (7.1x).
  • [White Balance] functions according to the [Auto] setting, even if it is set to [Multi-P AUTO].

 
Answer ID: EDC09016
Date created: June 18, 2009
Date modified: --
Product: CX1
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications
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