Set the focus-mode selector to (manual focus) to adjust the focus manually.
Use the side dial to adjust the focus.
If the screen above is not displayed, press the multi selector or rotate the side dial (1).
Press to switch the view between 1×, 2×, and 4×.
To adjust the focus in higher detail, rotate the side dial slowly.
When is pressed, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame with autofocus. The manual focus can be operated after the camera focuses with autofocus.
Focusing is assisted by highlighting areas that are in focus in white (peaking) (Peaking). Rotate the command dial to adjust the peaking level (2).
Press the shutter-release button halfway to confirm the composition of the picture. Press the shutter-release button all the way to take the picture.
Press the multi selector .
The set focus is locked.
Press the shutter-release button all the way to take the picture.
To readjust the focus, press to display the screen in step 1.
The digits displayed for the gauge on the right of the screen in step 1 serve as a guideline for the distance to a subject that is in focus when the gauge is near the center.
The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies depending on the zoom position. At the maximum telephoto zoom position, the camera can focus on subjects as close as approximately 5.0 m (16 ft 5 in.) from the lens. When the zoom ratio is set to a position where at the bottom right of the screen is green, the camera can focus on subjects as close as approximately 10 cm (4 in.) from the lens. When the zoom is at a position where the focal length (in 35mm  format) is equivalent to 30 mm, the camera can focus on subjects as close as approximately 1 cm (0.4 in.) from the lens.
The actual range at which the subject can be in focus varies depending on the f‑number and zoom position. To see whether the subject is in focus, check the image after shooting.
The range of the contrast level considered to be in focus can be changed by adjusting the peaking level. It is effective to set the level low for high contrast subjects, and high for low contrast subjects.
Peaking highlights high contrast areas of the image in white. Under some shooting conditions, highlighting may not work properly or areas that are not in focus may be highlighted.
You can disable the peaking display using the setup menu [Peaking].
If the setup menu [HDMI] [Clean HDMI output] [On] is selected, the peaking display is disabled when the camera is connected to an HDMI-compatible device.
Manual focus during movie recording
If you set the focus-mode selector to and press the ( movie-record) button, you can focus while recording movies by using the side dial.
The peaking display is disabled.
operation on the multi selector and the focus-mode selector operation are disabled.