Movie shooting: Using touch operations to focus or track subjects

The following functions can be activated by touch when shooting movies.

Spot Focus

Setting the camera

* Spot Focus is not available in viewfinder mode.

  1. [Touch Operation]

    MENU → (Setup) → [Touch Operation] → [On].

    MENU → (Setup) → [Touch Panel/Pad] → [Touch Panel+Pad] or [Touch Panel Only].

  2. [Func. of Touch Operation]

    MENU → (Camera Settings2) → [Func. of Touch Operation] → [Touch Focus].

    * Select [Touch Focus] when using the Spot Focus function.

  3. [Focus Mode]

    MENU → (Camera Settings1) → [Focus Mode] → [AF-C].

  4. [Focus Area]

    MENU → (Camera Settings1) → [Focus Area] → select [Wide], [Zone], or [Center].

Guide to using the camera

Focusing frame display

Touching a position on the monitor focuses there. No focusing frame is displayed then, but focus is locked at that position.

Note that when [Zone] focusing frames are orange, touching the monitor does not activate Spot Focus. To enable Spot Focus, either press the center of the control wheel or start shooting a movie, and then touch a subject on the monitor after the focusing frame turns gray.

* To cancel focusing by touch, press the center of the control wheel. In monitor mode, you can also touch the icon in the upper right of the monitor to cancel this function.

Hint

When [Focus Area] is set to [Flexible Spot] or [Expand Flexible Spot], the focusing frame can be moved using touch operations.


Assigning [Touch Operation Select] to a custom key

By assigning [Touch Operation Select] to a custom key, you can easily enable and disable the [Touch Operation] function each time you press the custom key.


AF drive speed

When shooting movies, you can set the speed for focusing on subjects in the focus area in [MoviesAF drive speed].

Touch Tracking

Setting the camera

* [Touch Tracking] is not available in viewfinder mode.
* When [Subject Detection] of [Face/Eye AF Set.] is set to [Animal], [Touch tracking] functions cannot be used.

  1. [Face/Eye AF Set.]

    MENU → (Camera Settings1) → [Face/Eye AF Set.] → [Subject Detection] → [Human].

  2. [Touch Operation]

    MENU → (Setup) → [Touch Operation] → [On].

    MENU → (Setup) → [Touch Panel/Pad] → [Touch Panel+Pad] or [Touch Panel Only].

  3. [Func. of Touch Operation]

    MENU → (Camera Settings2) → [Func. of Touch Operation] → [Touch Tracking].

  4. [Focus Mode]

    MENU → (Camera Settings2) → [Focus Mode] → [AF-C].

Guide to using the camera

Tracking frame display

The white frame shown below is displayed when you touch a subject on the monitor, indicating that tracking with the subject in focus is possible. To shoot a movie as the camera tracks the subject, press the MOVIE button in this state.

Note that touching the monitor does not enable tracking when [Zone], [Flexible Spot], or [Expand Flexible Spot] focusing frames are orange. To enable tracking, either press the center of the control wheel or start shooting a movie, and then touch a subject on the monitor after the focusing frame turns gray.

To cancel tracking, touch the icon or press the center of the control wheel.

Tracking is enabled and a subject is in focus

A face detection frame is displayed if you touch a face on the screen when [Face/Eye AF Set.] is set to [On].

Related camera help guide

Assigning [Touch Operation Select] to a custom key

By assigning [Touch Operation Select] to a custom key, you can easily enable and disable the [Touch Operation] function each time you press the custom key.

*The menu screen images on this web page have been simplified for display purposes, and do not exactly reflect the actual screen display of the camera.