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Adjusting The Focus Manually - Sony Handycam DCR-PC330 Operation Manual

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To adjust the focus automatically
Follow steps 1 and 2, then touch [AUTO] in step
3. Or press FOCUS after step 4.
b Notes
• You cannot use the SPOT FOCUS function together
with:
– NightFraming function
– [PROGRAM AE]
• Focusing distance information will not be displayed.

Adjusting the focus manually

You can adjust the focus manually according
to the recording conditions.
Use this function in the following cases.
– To record a subject behind a window covered
with raindrops.
– To record horizontal stripes.
– To record a subject with little contrast
between the subject and its background.
– When you want to focus on a subject in the
background.
– To record a stationary subject using a tripod.
1
Press FOCUS during recording or in
the standby mode.
appears.
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Recording
Focus ring
FOCUS
2
Rotate the focus ring and adjust the
focus.
changes to
when the focus cannot be
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adjusted any further.
when the focus cannot be adjusted any
closer.
Tips for focusing manually
• It is easier to focus on the subject when
you use the zoom function. Move the
power zoom lever towards T (telephoto)
to adjust the focus, and then, towards W
(wide angle) to adjust the zoom for
recording.
• When you want to record a close-up
image of a subject, move the power zoom
lever towards W (wide angle) to fully
magnify the image, then adjust the focus.
To use the expanded focus
It will be easier to confirm the focus setting by
enlarging the image during manual focusing.
When the CAMERA-MEMORY lamp is on, set
[EXP. FOCUS] in the
menu to [ON] (p. 60).
When you rotate the focus ring,
and the image will be displayed at twice its
original size.
To adjust the focus automatically
Press FOCUS again.
z Tip
• The focal distance information (for when it is dark
and hard to adjust focus) appears for 3 seconds in the
following cases. (It will not be displayed correctly if
you are using a conversion lens (optional).)
– When the focus mode is switched from automatic
to manual.
– When you rotate the focus ring.
changes to
9
(CAMERA SET)
appears

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