Focusing and Shooting in Manual Focus Mode (MF) (PowerShot SX520 HS)

Article ID: ART116795 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Focusing and Shooting in Manual Focus Mode (MF) (PowerShot SX520 HS)


When focusing is not possible in AF mode, use manual focus. You can specify the general focal position and then press the shutter button halfway to have the camera determine the optimal focal position near the position you specified.
In the following example procedure, the camera's shooting mode has been set to [Program AE] ().

1. Press the power button to turn the camera on.

2.Press the <> button, press the <><> buttons to choose [MF], and then immediately press the <><> buttons.

3. Referring to the on-screen MF indicator bar (which shows the distance and focal position) and the magnified display area, press the <><> buttons to specify the general focal position, and then press the <> button.
: Magnified display area,
: MF Indicator

4. Press the shutter button halfway to have the camera fine-tune the focal position (Safety MF).

5. After focus is achieved, the image will be captured.

  • When you focus manually, the AF frame mode is [Center] and AF frame size is [Normal], and these settings cannot be changed.
  • Focusing is possible when using the digital zoom or digital tele-converter, or when using a TV as a display but the magnified display will not appear.
  • To focus more accurately, try attaching the camera to a tripod to stabilize it.
  • To hide the magnified display area, choose <MENU> ->[ ] tab -> [MF-Point Zoom] -> [Off].
  • To deactivate automatic focus fine-tuning when the shutter button is pressed halfway, choose <MENU> -> [ ] tab -> [Safety MF] ->[Off].



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