Selecting a subject to be tracked by touch (Shooting still images)

You can use touch operations to select a subject you want to track.

Setting the camera

Set the Still/Movie/S&Q dial to (Still) to select still image shooting mode.

  1. [Focus Mode]

    MENU → (Focus) → [AF/MF] → [Focus Mode] → the desired setting from the [Single-shot AF], [Automatic AF], [Continuous AF], or [DMF].

  2. [Touch Operation]

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

  3. [Touch Panel/Pad]

    MENU → (Setup) → [Touch Operation] → [Touch Panel/Pad] → the desired setting.

    * Touch operations on the monitor are referred to as “touch panel operations,” and touch operations when shooting with the viewfinder are referred to as “touch pad operations.”

  4. [Touch Panel Settings]

    MENU → (Setup) → [Touch Operation] → [Touch Panel Settings] → [Shooting Screen] → Select a menu item and make the following settings.

    • [Shooting Screen]: [On] (when performing touch panel operations)
    • [Touch Func. in Shooting]: Selects [Touch Tracking] or [TouchTracking+AE]*.

      * The brightness adjustment bar is not displayed when performing touch pad operations.

  5. [Touch Pad Settings]

    MENU → (Setup) → [Touch Operation] → [Touch Pad Settings] → the desired setting.

Guide to using the camera

About the tracking frame to be displayed

When you touch a subject on the monitor, the white tracking frame appears and the tracking function is activated.

For example, if [Focus Area] is set to [Zone], the focusing frame changes from [Zone] to the tracking frame when you select the subject to be tracked using touch operations.

During viewfinder shooting, touch the monitor while looking through the viewfinder and drag your finger to the subject to be tracked. Tracking starts when you lift your finger from the monitor.

To shoot

When you press the shutter button halfway down, the subject will be in focus and the white tracking frame turns into a green frame. When you press the shutter button fully down in this condition, the camera shoots the subject that is in focus.

Tracking is enabled
Tracking is enabled and a subject is in focus

To cancel tracking, touch (Tracking release) icon or press the center of the control wheel.

*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.