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] or [AF-area mode + AF-ON] 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.

Option

Description

[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.

A Custom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings

a: Focus

b: Metering/Exposure

c: Timers/AE Lock

d: Shooting/Display

e: Bracketing/Flash

f: Controls

g: Video