Panasonic DMCGX1XS User Manual (en)

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Basic
Select the Focus Mode according to the movement of the subject and the scene you are 
recording.
When recording using [AFF], [AFC]
It may take time to focus on the subject when operate the zoom from Wide to Tele or 
suddenly change the subject from a distant one to a nearby one.
Press the shutter button halfway again when it is difficult to focus on the subject.
While the shutter button pressed halfway, shake may be seen on the screen.
Depending on the lens used, [AFF] and [AFC] may not operate. Refer to the website on 
AFS
Subject is still
(Scenery, anniversary 
photograph, etc.)
“AFS” is an abbreviation of “Auto Focus Single”.
Focus is set automatically when the shutter button is 
pressed halfway. Focus will be fixed while it is 
pressed halfway.
AFF
Movement cannot be 
predicted
(Children, pets, etc.)
“AFF” is an abbreviation of “Auto Focus Flexible”. In 
this mode, focusing is performed automatically when 
the shutter button is pressed halfway.
If the subject moves while the shutter button is 
pressed halfway, the focus is corrected to match the 
movement automatically.
AFC
Subject is moving
(Sport, trains, etc.)
“AFC” is an abbreviation of “Auto Focus 
Continuous”. In this mode, while the shutter button is 
pressed halfway, focusing is constantly performed to 
match the movement of the subject. When the 
subject is moving, the focusing is performed by 
predicting the subject position at the time of 
recording. (Movement prediction)
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Set the focus manually.