Taking pictures by locking the focus and/or exposure
You can use the AF/AE Lock function to fix the focus and exposure in advance and
change the composition of the picture when recording. This function is convenient when
you want to focus on the edge of the screen or when your subject is back-lit.
Point the camera at the subject
Lock the focus and/or exposure while you
press and hold [AF/AE LOCK] button
• When you release [AF/AE LOCK] button, the focus
and/or exposure lock is cancelled.
While you press and hold [AF/AE LOCK]
button, move the camera to compose the
picture you want to take and fully press
the shutter button
Setting the function of [AF/AE LOCK]
Locks exposure only.
Locks focus only.
Locks focus and exposure.
Auto Focus is activated.
AE Lock is disabled in Manual Exposure Mode.
AF Lock is disabled during Manual Focus.
Programme Shift can be set even when AE is locked.
Focus, Brightness (Exposure) and Colour tone Settings
[Focus / Release Shutter] → [AF/AE Lock]
• [AEL] is displayed when the correct exposure is achieved.
• [AFL] is displayed when the subject comes into focus.
• [AFL] and [AEL] are displayed when the subject is in focus and the correct
exposure is achieved.