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• Detects people’s faces, and then sets the focus, exposure (evaluative
metering only), and white balance ([ ] only).
• After you aim the camera at the subject, a white frame is displayed
around the person’s face determined by the camera to be the main
subject, and up to two gray frames are displayed around other detected
• When the camera detects movement, frames will follow moving subjects,
within a certain range.
• After you press the shutter button halfway, up to nine green frames are
displayed around faces in focus.
• If faces are not detected, or when only gray frames are displayed
(without a white frame), up to nine green frames are displayed in the
areas in focus when you press the shutter button halfway.
• If faces are not detected when Servo AF (=
53) is set to [On], the
AF frame is displayed in the center of the screen when you press
the shutter button halfway.
• Examples of faces that cannot be detected:
- Subjects that are distant or extremely close
- Subjects that are dark or light
- Faces in prole, at an angle, or partly hidden
• The camera may misinterpret non-human subjects as faces.
• No AF frames are displayed if the camera cannot focus when you
press the shutter button halfway.
Choosing Subjects to Focus On (Tracking AF)
Shoot after choosing a subject to focus on as follows.
1 Choose [Tracking AF].
Follow the steps in “Changing the AF
Frame Mode” (=
51) to choose
[ ] is displayed in the center of the
2 Choose a subject to focus on.
Aim the camera so that [ ] is on the
Press the shutter button halfway. [ ]
changes to a blue [
], which follows
the subject as the camera continues to
adjust the focus and exposure (Servo AF)
Press the shutter button all the way down
• [Servo AF] (=
53) is set to [On] and cannot be changed.
• Tracking may not be possible when subjects are too small or move
too rapidly, or when subject color or brightness matches that of the
background too closely.
• [AF-Point Zoom] on the  tab is not available.
• [e] and [u] are not available.
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