Choosing the Subject to Focus On (Tracking AF)
Article ID: ART109983 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 11/16/2015


You can choose the subject you want to focus on and shoot.


  • [Servo AF] is set to [On].
  • The camera may not be able to track the subject if the subject is too small, moves too quickly or if the contrast between the subject and the background is too low.
  • Not available in [Macro] (), [Infinity] ().
  • The following explanations are provided based on the assumption that the [Shooting Mode] is set to [Program] ().

Shooting modes in which Tracking AF is possible

1. Turn on the camera.

2. Press the <> button.

3. The following screen appears.

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

Operate the <directional button> to set [AF Frame] to [Tracking AF].

After making these settings, press the <> button.

4. The following window appears.

Point the camera so that () is on the subject you want to focus on and press the left <directional button>.

- The camera will beep and () will appear when a subject is detected. The camera will continue to track the subject within a certain range even if the subject moves.

- If the camera does not detect the subject, () will appear on the screen.


  • To cancel tracking, press the left <directional button> again.
  • The camera will detect a subject even if you press the shutter button half way without pressing the left <directional button>. When shooting completes, () will appear in the center of the screen.

5. Shoot.

Press the shutter button halfway. () will change into a blue () which will follow the subject while the camera continues to adjust the focus and exposure.

After that, press the shutter button fully to shoot.

- Even after shooting completes, () will appear, and the camera will continue to track the subject.

Tracking AF is possible in the following shooting modes.

... Tracking AF can be set
... Setting is not possible; however, press the upper to use Tracking AF
... This shooting mode is not available in this model
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PowerShot ELPH 100 HS / IXUS 115 HS
PowerShot ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS
PowerShot A1200
PowerShot A2200
PowerShot A3200 IS
PowerShot A3300 IS
PowerShot SX220 HS
PowerShot SX230 HS