a7: Focus Point Persistence
G button U A Custom Settings menu
Choose whether the focus point selected by the camera continues in use after you change AF-area modes using a control to which [AF-area mode], [AF-area mode + AF-ON], [Recall shooting functions], or [Recall shooting functions (hold)] has been assigned via Custom Setting f2 [Custom controls (shooting)]. This only applies if you change AF-area modes while focusing with the shutter-release button pressed halfway.
|[Auto]||The focus point last chosen by the camera before you switched AF-area modes remains in effect.|
|[Off]||The focus point last chosen by the user is restored.|
- Focus-point persistence applies if while the control is pressed, you switch from an AF-area mode such as [Auto-area AF] in which the focus point is chosen automatically to a mode in which the focus point is selected manually.