Nikon COOLPIX 5200 User Manual (en)

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Autofocus
The COOLPIX 5200 has two modes that allow control of the Autofocus; AF area mode
(
91) and Auto-focus mode (
94).
AF/AE lock
Focus and exposure are locked when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, and
remain locked while the shutter-release button is held in this position (AF/AE lock). AF/
AE lock can be used to take pictures of off-center subjects or in situations in which the
camera is unable to focus using autofocus.
Procedures for AF/AE lock are described below. In this example, AF area mode (
is set to 
Auto (default setting).
1
Focus
Position the subject in the center of the frame in the
monitor and press the shutter-release button half-
way.
• The camera automatically selects a focus area containing
the subject closest to the camera from five focus areas.
2
Check the green (AF) lamp and focus indicator
When the subject is in focus, the green (AF) lamp
next to the viewfinder and focus indicator on the
monitor are lit. Focus area shows green on the mon-
itor.
• Focus and exposure will remain locked while the shutter-
release button is pressed halfway.
3
Recompose the picture
Keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway,
recompose your picture. Do not change the distance
between the camera and your subject while AF/AE
lock is in effect. If your subject moves, remove your
finger from the shutter-release button and focus
again at the new distance.
4
Take the picture
Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way
down to shoot.