DPRV: Sony ‘Real Time’ Autofocus Setup

Sony is known for having bad menus that can confuse people new to their system so DPRTV released a tutorial for setting up Sony’s best feature, Real Time Autofocus. You can read a sumary of the above video below:

  • If this is the first time you have used a camera then you might want to say in full auto mode
  • Real time AF is avalible in full auto mode
  • You push the FN button when you turn on the camera
  • Then go to focus mode and make sure it says AF-C
  • Exit and hit the the FN button again
  • Then go to focus area and choose the very bottom option tracking wide
  • This will let the camera decided what to focus on for you
  • If it detects a face it will lock onto it all on its own for you
  • Even if you have the camera setup like this you can touch on the screen to choose a new focus point
  • If you leave full auto mode  then there are more options
  • The focus area now has options like tracking zone where you can limit the AF to a portion of the frame
  • The spot focus is more useful if you want to restrict AF and once it locks on you can move the camera around

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