Nikon 13187 User Guide (en)

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❚❚Choosing an AF-Area Mode
The following AF-area modes can be selected in live view:
To choose an AF-area mode, press the AF-mode button and rotate the sub-command 
dial until the desired mode is displayed in the monitor.
Mode
Description
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Face-priority AF
: Use for portraits. The camera automatically detects and focuses on 
portrait subjects; the selected subject is indicated by a double yellow border (if 
multiple faces, up to a maximum of 35, are detected, the camera will focus on the 
closest subject; to choose a different subject, use the multi selector). If the camera can 
no longer detect the subject (because, for example, the subject has turned to face 
away from the camera), the border will no longer be displayed.
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Wide-area AF
: Use for hand-held shots of landscapes and other non-portrait subjects. 
Use the multi selector to move the focus point anywhere in the frame, or press 
J to 
position the focus point in the center of the frame.
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Normal-area AF
: Use for pin-point focus on a selected spot in the frame. Use the multi 
selector to move the focus point anywhere in the frame, or press 
J to position the 
focus point in the center of the frame. A tripod is recommended.
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Subject-tracking AF
: Position the focus point over your subject and press 
J. The focus 
point will track the selected subject as it moves through the frame. To end tracking, 
press 
J again. Note that the camera may be unable to track subjects if they move 
quickly, leave the frame or are obscured by other objects, change visibly in size, color, 
or brightness, or are too small, too large, too bright, too dark, or similar in color or 
brightness to the background.
AF-mode button
Sub-command
dial
Monitor