Choosing the Subject to Focus On (Tracking AF) (PowerShot SX610 HS)

Article ID: ART162729 | Date published: 10/01/2015 | Date last updated: 11/16/2015


Choosing the Subject to Focus On (Tracking AF) (PowerShot SX610 HS)


You can choose the subject you want to focus on and shoot.
  • [Servo AF] is set to [On] and cannot be changed.
  • 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.
  • [AF-Point Zoom] on the [Shooting] () tab is not available.
  • [Macro] () and [Infinity] () are not available.
  • The following explanations are provided based on the assumption that the [Shooting Mode] is set to [Program AE] ().
Shooting modes in which Tracking AF is possible

1. Turn the camera on.

2. Press the [ ] button, choose [AF Frame] on the [Shooting] () tab, and then choose [Tracking AF].

3. [ ] is displayed in the center of the screen. Aim the camera so that [ ] is on the desired subject, and then press the [ ] button.
- When the subject is detected, the camera beeps and () is displayed. (Even if the subject moves, the camera will continue to track the subject within a certain range.)
- If no subject is detected, () is displayed.

  • To cancel tracking (), press the [ ] button again.
  • The camera can detect subjects even if you press the shutter button halfway without pressing the [ ] button. After your shot, [ ] is displayed in the center of the screen.

5. Press the shutter button halfway. () changes to a blue () which follows the subject as the camera continues to adjust the focus and exposure (Servo AF).
Then, press the shutter button all the way down to shoot.
- Even after your shot, () is still displayed and the camera continues to track the subject.

  • Tracking AF is possible in the following shooting modes:
ModelShooting Mode
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