Canon EOS 5D Mark III Instruction Manual (en)

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A> is a fully-automatic mode. The camera analyzes the scene 
and sets the optimum settings automatically. Detecting whether the 
subject is still or moving, it also adjusts focus automatically.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <
A>.
 
Turn the Mode Dial while holding 
down the lock release button at the 
center.
2
Aim the Area AF frame over the 
target subject.
 
All the AF points will be used to focus, 
and generally the closest object will 
be focused.
 
Aiming the center of the Area AF 
frame over the subject will make 
focusing easier.
3
Focus the subject.
 
Press the shutter button halfway. The 
lens elements will shift to focus.
X
During the autofocus operation, 
<
e> will be displayed. 
X
The AF point(s) that achieve(s) focus 
will be displayed. At the same time, 
the beeper will sound and the focus 
confirmation light <o> in the 
viewfinder will light up.
X
In low light, the AF point(s) will light 
up briefly in red.
A Fully Automatic Shooting (Scene Intelligent Auto)
Area AF frame
Focus confirmation light