Cybershot - Turning off auto-focus?


Cranley New Member
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12 Sep 2019 11:48AM
I'm shooting indoors with a good lighting set up, but I'm having trouble with my Cybershot continually auto-focussing when the lighting fluctuates as it reflects off a moving subject. I'm taking care to avoid hotspots that the camera might respond to, but it seems to auto-focus even when it doesn't seem necessary. Is there any way to turn it off? Thanks for any help you can giveSmile

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Cranley New Member
3
12 Sep 2019 11:49AM
Sorry, I should have said that I'm shooting video, not taking stills.
Carabosse 16 41.3k 270 England
12 Sep 2019 12:53PM
What model of Sony Cyber-shot are you using?
Cranley New Member
3
12 Sep 2019 1:03PM
Yes, that would help, wouldn't it?Smile It's a DSC-HX50V 20.4-megapixel
shagnasty 12 45
13 Sep 2019 3:18PM
The camera is mainly automatic, and how this plays out is down to the user. An examination of the user manual will assist in both knowledge and then achieving the best functionality for your needs
The manual can be found at
https://docs.sony.com/release/DSC-HX50_HX50V_guide_EN.pdf
Enjoy your creativity

Pat
Chris_L 5 5.1k United Kingdom
13 Sep 2019 3:50PM
Does it allow face detection or focus tracking in video mode? Utilising those might help you out.
Cranley New Member
3
14 Sep 2019 4:29PM

Quote:Does it allow face detection or focus tracking in video mode? Utilising those might help you out.


Good idea, thanks, I'll give it a shotSmile

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