Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding focus points and autofocus, part of Learning the Nikon D5200 and D5300.
- When you look out onto a scene,…your eyes need to focus.…Typically you'll choose one place to focus on.…Your camera works the same way.…The autofocus mechanism can focus…at one particular distance in your scene.…If working properly,…that point should line up with your subject.…Your camera includes a number of focus points.…The camera will try to automatically identify…which one of these points, or multiple points,…are overlapping with your subject.…However, this process isn't always perfect.…
Sometimes you'll need to override this automatic mechanism,…and choose the focus point manually…to force the camera to focus at a particular place.…These points are within an autofocus area mode.…This is the region that the camera will search…to try to automatically figure out focus.…To change modes, press the information edit button.…You can now select the AF-area mode,…and press OK.…Use the built-in menu to select from the available options.…You have several choices.…
Single point autofocus uses one focus point.…Make sure the focus selector lock is unlocked,…
- Getting ready to shoot
- Shooting in scene modes
- Working with the built-in flash
- Changing ISO
- Focusing with modes or by hand
- Understanding shutter release mode
- Switching metering modes
- Shooting with an external flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Camera
3. Shooting in Programmed Auto Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
Using the self-timer2m 20s
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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