Using manual focus with VIXIA HF series camcorders

Article ID: ART104333 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Using manual focus with VIXIA HF series camcorders


Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually.

Manual Focus Adjustment

Adjust the zoom before you start the procedure.
  1. If the joystick guide does not appear on screen, press < > to display it.
    - If [FOCUS] does not appear on the joystick guide, repeatedly push the joystick <> toward [NEXT] to display it.
  2. Push the joystick < > toward [FOCUS].
    - "MF" appears.
  3. Push the joystick < > or < > once to verify if the image is focused.
  4. Adjust < > the focus as necessary.
  5. Press < >.
    - The focus will be locked.
    - During focus lock, press < > and push the joystick toward [FOCUS] again to return the camcorder to autofocus.


The camcorder will automatically return to autofocus when you set the mode switch to .



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