MF/AF (Manual Focus/Auto Focus)
✤ The MF/AF function works in CAMERA, M.REC
✤ In most situations, it is better to use the automatic
focus feature, as it enables you to concentrate on
the creative side of your recording.
✤ Manual focusing may be necessary under certain
conditions that make automatic focusing difficult
✤ If you are inexperienced in the use of
camcorders, we recommend that you make use
of Auto Focus.
✤ In the following cases you may obtain better
results by adjusting the focus manually.
a. A picture containing several objects, some close to
the camcorder, others further away.
b. A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow.
c. Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
d. People or objects moving constantly or quickly like
an athlete or a crowd.
1. Set the power switch to CAMERA or M.REC mode.
(see page 29)
2. Frame the picture with the zoom control.
If you use the zoom after manual focusing,
the picture may go out of focus.
3. Press the MF/AF button to switch to manual focus.
M. FOCUS(MF) appears in the display.
4. Turn the FOCUS RING up or down until the object
is in focus.
Zoom out a little if focusing is difficult.
5. To return to AF(Auto Focus), press the MF/AF
Manual Focus is not avaiable in the EASY Q mode.
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