Nikon D330018-55VR User Manual (en)

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This section describes the focus options available when 
photographs are framed in the viewfinder. Focus can be 
adjusted automatically or manually (see “Choosing How the 
Camera Focuses: Focus Mode,
” below). The user can also select 
the focus point for automatic or manual focus (
0 80) or use 
focus lock to focus to recompose photographs after focusing 
(
Choosing How the Camera Focuses: Focus Mode
Choose from the following focus modes. Note that AF-S and AF-C 
are available only in modes PSA, and M.
Focus (Viewfinder Photography)
Option
Description 
AF-A
Auto-servo AF
Camera automatically selects single-servo 
autofocus if subject is stationary, continuous-
servo autofocus if subject is moving. Shutter 
can only be released if camera is able to focus.
AF-S
Single-servo AF
For stationary subjects. Focus locks when 
shutter-release button is pressed halfway. 
Shutter can only be released if camera is able 
to focus.
AF-C
Continuous-
servo AF
For moving subjects. Camera focuses 
continuously while shutter-release button is 
pressed halfway. Shutter can only be released 
if camera is able to focus.
MF
Manual focus
Focus manually (