Adjusting the Focus Manually ZR80, ZR85, and ZR90

Article ID: ART157036 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Adjusting the Focus Manually ZR80, ZR85, and ZR90


Adjusting the Focus Manually ZR80, ZR85, and ZR90

Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually.

  • Reflective surfaces
  • Subjects with low contrast or without vertical lines
  • Fast Moving Subjects
  • Through dirty or wet windows
  • Night Scenes

1. Set the program selector to

2. Adjust the zoom.
- When you operate the zoom after adjusting the focus, the subject may not stay in focus. Adjust the zoom before the focus.

3. Press  the <FOCUS> button.
- ?MF? appears.


4. Turn the SET dial to adjust the focus.
- Turn the SET dial up or down until the image appears focused.
- Press the <FOCUS> button to return to autofocus.


  • The setting resets to autofocus when you switch the program selector to .
  • Readjust the focus when you have turned off the camcorder.

Infinity Focus

Use this function when you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or fireworks.

Press the <FOCUS> button more than 2 seconds after step 2 above.
"MF " appears.

  When you operate the zoom or turn the SET dial, "" disappears and the camcorder changes to manual focus.



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