Canon PowerShot A580 2463B020 User Guide (en)

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It may be difficult to focus on the following types of subjects.
• Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings
• Scenes with a mixture of near and far subjects
• Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the 
composition
• Subjects that are moving quickly
• Subjects through glass
When this happens, first lock the focus and then recompose the shot.
Shooting with the Focus Lock
Pressing the shutter button halfway locks the focus.
Shooting with the AF Lock
You can release the shutter button while recomposing the shot.
Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects 
(Focus Lock, AF Lock)
Available Shooting Modes
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1
Aim the camera so that an object at the same 
focal distance as the main subject is centered 
in the viewfinder or in the AF frame displayed 
on the LCD monitor.
2
Keep the shutter button pressed halfway while 
you recompose the image.
3
Press the shutter button fully to shoot the 
image.
1
Turn on the LCD monitor.
2
Aim the camera so that an object at the same 
focal distance as the main subject is centered 
in the AF frame.