Setting the AF frame to the center point only using the PowerShot SX210 IS.

Article ID: ART107234 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


When [AF Frame] is set to [Center], the camera fixes the focus on the subject captured by the center AF frame, so it is easier to focus on the subject you want to capture. This section explains the process of setting [AF Frame] to [Center].


  • In this section, [PowerShot A3100 IS] is used as an example to explain the operations. Depending on your model, the position of buttons, screen indications, and setting items may vary.
  • When the [Shooting Mode] is set to [Fish-eye Effect] (), [Fireworks] () and [Stitch Assist] (), [AF Frame] will automatically be set to [Center], so the following procedures are not required.
  • The following explanations are provided based on the assumption that the [Shooting Mode] is set to [Program AE] ().
  • In the following shooting modes, you cannot set the [Center].

- [AUTO] (), [Easy]* (), [Smile]* (), [Wink Self-Timer]* (), [Face Self-Timer] (), [Low Light] (), [Movie] ()

* Only applicable to supported models.

1. Press the <Power> button on the camera.

2. Press the <MENU> () button.

3. The following screen appears.

Operate the <directional buttons> to select the [Shooting] () tab.

Operate the <directional buttons> to set [AF Frame] to [Center].

After the settings are completed, press the <MENU> () button.

4. The following screen appears.

If the frame is displayed at the center of the monitor, this completes the setting process.



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