Explanation of problem subjects for autofocus on camcorders

Article ID: ART156297 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Explanation of problem subjects for autofocus on camcorders


Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus

The autofocus may not work well on the following types of subjects.

  • Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings
  • Subjects mixing close and far objects
  • Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the composition
  • Subjects that are moving quickly.

To shoot these subjects, first aim the camcorder at an object at a similar distance, then turn off the autofocus function or use manual focus.

Focus also cannot be achieved when the object is closer than the camcorders minimum focusing distance. Usually a focusing range of approx. 2 cm (0.8 in.) (at wide-angle from the front of the lens barrel), approx 1m (39 in.) at the tele end.



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