Hybrid Phase Detection AF system

Auto focus during continuous shooting

For the first shot of continuous shooting, all of the focus points are available if the Hybrid Phase Detection AF system is active, and the dedicated phase detection AF area are available if the Hybrid Phase Detection AF system is not active. Focus points available from the second shot onward are described in the table below.

To make auto focus track during continuous shooting, set [Focus Mode] of the camera to  (Continuous AF) or  (Automatic AF).

Points for using auto focus during continuous shooting :

  • If the Shooting mode is set to [A] or [M] mode, the area where AF can be used changes depending on the set aperture value.
  • If the Shooting mode is set to [P] or [S] mode, the camera selects the aperture value that AF can be used in all areas as much as possible.
  • Continuous Shooting: In [Hi+] mode, when the aperture squeezes more than F3.5 even if the Shooting mode is set to [P] or [S] under an extremely bright environment, lower the ISO value or use the ND filter and reduce the aperture value to 3.5 or below to perform AF in all areas using 2 AF sensors.

Hybrid Phase Detection AF system

When the lens is compatible

AF from the second shot onward

Continuous Shooting Minimum F value* – F3.5 F4 – F8 F9 or more
Hi+
(Hybrid Cross AF Points: 61 Points)
AF in all AF areas*1
Maximum AF points:399 Points
Only focal plane phase detection AF sensor of all AF areas is active*2
Maximum AF points:399 Points
Focus is locked when the first shot is taken*3
Hi/Mid
(Hybrid Cross AF Points: 79 Points)
AF in all AF areas*4
Maximum AF points:399 Points
Only the dedicated phase detection AF area is active and focal plane phase detection AF area is locked to the focus of the first shot.*5
Maximum AF points:79 Points
Lo
(Hybrid Cross AF Points: 79 Points)
AF in all AF areas*4
Maximum AF points:399 Points

Minimum F value* : For lenses with a Minimum F value of F3.5 and over when set to Minimum F value, they correspond to the aperture of the above table.

Note :
Even if the lens is compatible with the Hybrid Phase Detection AF system, AF of the first shot is limited to the dedicated phase detection AF area as with non-compatible lenses in the following case.

  • [AF System] is set to [Ddc Phase AF Only].
  • [Selectable AF Area] is set to [Only Cross-Type AF].

*1:
The red frame in the diagram below is an effective AF area after the second shot. If you are measuring the range with Hybrid Cross AF Points, a rectangular green focusing frame is displayed. If you are measuring the range using only the focal plane phase detection AF sensor, a small square green focusing frame is displayed. Furthermore, when tracking focus during continuous shooting, the focus display on the bottom left area of the screen becomes  .
(Conceptual diagram)

A:focal plane phase detection AF points
B:Hybrid Cross AF Points

*2:
The red frame in the diagram below is an effective AF area after the second shot. If you are measuring the range using only the focal plane phase detection AF sensor, a square green focusing frame is displayed. Furthermore, when tracking focus during continuous shooting, the focus display on the bottom left area of the screen becomes  .
(Conceptual diagram)

A:focal plane phase detection AF points

*3:
Focus after the second shot is locked to the focus of the first shot and the focus display on the bottom left area of the screen becomes  .
(Conceptual diagram)

*4:
The red frame in the diagram below is an effective AF area after the second shot. If you are measuring the range with Hybrid Cross AF Points, a rectangular green focusing frame is displayed. If you are measuring the range using only the focal plane phase detection AF sensor, a small square green focusing frame is displayed. Furthermore, when tracking focus during continuous shooting, the focus display on the bottom left area of the screen becomes  .
(Conceptual diagram)

A:focal plane phase detection AF points
B:Hybrid Cross AF Points

*5:
The red frame in the diagram below is an effective AF area after the second shot, and there, a square green focusing frame is displayed when measuring the range using only the dedicated phase detection AF sensor. In other areas, focus is locked when the first shot is taken with the focal plane phase detection AF sensor . Furthermore, when tracking focus during continuous shooting, the focus display on the bottom left area of the screen becomes  . When [Focus Area] is set to [Flexible Spot], [Expand Flexible Spot], and [Zone], focus tracks during continuous shooting when the focus area of the first shot in continuous shooting is selected with the following red frame.
(Conceptual diagram)

A:Dedicated phase detection AF points

When the lens is non-compatible*

*The same applies when [Ddc Phase AF Only] is selected for [AF System].

AF from the second shot onward

Continuous Shooting Minimum F value* – F3.5 F4~
Hi+ AF in the dedicated phase detection AF area*6
Maximum AF points:61 points
Focus is locked when the first shot is taken in the dedicated phase detection AF area*7
Hi/Mid/Lo AF in the dedicated phase detection AF area*6
Maximum AF points:79 Points

Minimum F value* : For lenses with a Minimum F value of F3.5 and over when set to Minimum F value, they correspond to the aperture of the above table.

*6:
The red frame in the diagram below is an effective AF area after the second shot. A square green focusing frame is displayed when measuring the range using only the dedicated phase detection AF sensor. Furthermore, when tracking focus during continuous shooting, the focus display on the bottom left area of the screen becomes  .
(Conceptual diagram)

A:Dedicated phase detection AF points

*7:
Focus after the second shot is locked to the focus of the first shot and the focus display on the bottom left area of the screen becomes  .
(Conceptual diagram)

A:Dedicated phase detection AF points

 

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