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What is the difference between Single and Monitor/Monitoring AF modes?

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Single: This mode is useful for shooting stationary subjects. The focus is not adjusted before the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down. When the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down and AF lock is complete, the focus is locked.The default setting is Single AF.

Monitor/Monitoring: This mode shortens the time needed for focusing. The camera automatically adjusts the focus before the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down, letting you compose images with the focus already adjusted. When the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down and AF lock is complete, the focus is locked. Battery consumption may be faster than in Single AF mode.

NOTES:

  • The AF mode does not work on cameras with Face Detection or Smile Detection is set to On.
  • The AF mode does not work on cameras with Scene Selection modes set to Advanced, Auto, Advanced Sports Shooting, or Fireworks.