Adjusting tracking sensitivity to suit subjects
AF subject tracking sensitivity when shooting movies can be set in [AF Tracking Sens.].
AF Tracking Sens. (movie)
Setting the camera
MENU → (Camera Settings1) → [Focus Mode] → [AF-C].
[AF Tracking Sens.]
MENU → (Camera Settings2) → [AF Tracking Sens.] → desired setting.
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[AF Tracking Sens.] setting
Sets the AF sensitivity to high. Useful when shooting fast-moving subjects, or when switching between subjects quickly.
Sets the AF sensitivity to normal. Useful for stable autofocus, or continuous focusing on subjects you initially focus on.
When set to [Responsive]
- Focuses on subject A, centered on the screen.
[Expand Flexible Spot] is used for [Focus Area].
- Moving left from the right side of the screen, subject B is passing in front of the others.
- The camera quickly focuses on subject B in front.
When set to [Standard]
- Focuses on the subject moving toward right on the screen. [Zone] is used for [Focus Area].
- The camera pans to follow subject movement.
- At right, a tree is coming between the camera and subject.
- The camera does not immediately focus on the tree, even if it appears in the focus area.
- Once the subject reappears in the frame, it remains in focus, as the main subject.
Used with [AF drive speed], this setting enables optimal setting customization for the subjects or scenes you shoot.
[AF Tracking Sens.] and [AF drive speed] are not available with lenses that are not compatible with phase-detection AF.
To see which lenses are compatible, check the lens compatibility information listed below.
- Lenses without notes on phase-detection AF or Fast Hybrid AF are compatible.
- Lenses noted as incompatible with phase-detection AF or Fast Hybrid AF are not compatible with this function.
- For lenses noted as compatible with phase-detection AF or Fast Hybrid AF after updating, update the firmware.
*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.