Using manual focus with the VIXIA HF S10, HF S11, and HF S100 camcorders
Article ID: ART128308 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Description

Using manual focus with the VIXIA HF S10, HF S11, and HF S100 camcorders

Solution

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. Open () the joystick guide.



  2. Select () [ Focus] and press <>.


    - The current focus is locked and "MF" appears.

  3. Push the joystick () or () once to verify if the image is focused.


    - The center of the screen will be magnified to help you focus more easily. You can also turn off the focus assist function.
    - When face detection is activated, instead of the center of the picture, the camcorder will magnify the face of the person identified as the main subject. If there is more than one person in the picture, you can select the main subject manually.

  4. Adjust () the focus as required, then hide () the joystick.
    - The selected focus will be locked.
    - During focus lock, press <> twice to return the camcorder to autofocus.

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