Article ID : 00114306 / Last Modified : 02/07/2018

Does the camera continuously adjust the focus while in Continuous Shooting or Speed Priority Continuous focus modes?

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When the Auto focus mode is set to AF-A or AF-C, you may be able to adjust focus while in Continuous Shooting.
Check the following since there are restrictions depending on the camera and lens.

Legend:
✔: Compatible
- : Not Compatible

    Fast Hybrid AF Mount Adapter
Model name Auto focus mode setting Using
compatible lens
Using
non-compatible lens
Using
LA-EA1
Using
LA-EA3
Using
LA-EA2,
LA-EA4
ILCE-9 AF-C ✔*10 ✔*2 ✔*2 ✔*6 ✔*2
ILCE-7RM2 AF-A or AF-C ✔*1 ✔*2 ✔*3 ✔*2
ILCE-7M2 AF-C ✔*1 ✔*2 ✔*3 *8 ✔*2
ILCE-7 AF-C ✔*4 ✔*5 - ✔*5
ILCE-5100 AF-A or AF-C ✔*6 ✔*2 - ✔*2
ILCE-6000 AF-A or AF-C ✔*6 ✔*2 - ✔*2
ILCE-6300 AF-A or AF-C ✔*6 ✔*2 ✔*3 ✔*2
ILCE-6500 AF-A or AF-C ✔*9 ✔*2 ✔*3 ✔*2
NEX-5R
NEX-5T
NEX-6
AF-C ✔*7 ✔*5 - ✔*5

Model name Auto focus mode setting Contrast AF

Mount Adapter

Using
LA-EA1,
LA-EA3
Using
LA-EA2,
LA-EA4
ILCE-7SM2
ILCE-7S
ILCE-7R
ILCE-5000
ILCE-3500
ILCE-3000
NEX-7
NEX-3N
NEX-F3

AF-C

✔*5

-

✔*5

NEX-C3

AF-C

✔*5

-

✔*5 *11

NEX-5
NEX-3

AF-C

✔*5

-

✔*5 *12


Model name

Auto focus mode setting

 
DSC-RX100M5 AF-A or AF-C ✔*1

*1 AF cannot be tracked while on Continuous Shooting in the following cases:

  • If the subject is outside the range of the phase-detection AF sensor.
  • When shooting in a dark environment.
  • When shooting with no subject contrast such as blue skies or a white wall.
  • If the aperture value is more than F8.

*2 Only compatible with Continuous Shooting Lo.

*3 Only compatible with Continuous Shooting Lo.
     You need to set to Phase-detection AF for AF system from the custom menu.

*4 AF cannot be tracked in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting in the following cases:

  • If the subject is outside the range of the phase-detection AF sensor.
  • When shooting in a dark environment.
  • When shooting with no subject contrast such as blue skies or a white wall.
  • If the aperture value is more than F8.

*5 Only compatible with Continuous Shooting. (You will not be able to continue to focus in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting.)

*6 AF cannot be tracked when shooting in a dark environment. You will not be able to continue to focus in Mid/Hi in the following cases. In this case, set to Lo.

  • If the subject is outside the range of the phase-detection AF sensor.
  • If the aperture value is more than F11.
  • When the system software of LA-EA3 is Ver.01

*7 AF cannot be tracked in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting in the following cases:

  • If the subject is outside the range of the phase-detection AF sensor.
  • When shooting in a dark environment.
  • If the aperture value is more than F6.3.

*8 Software Ver.2.0 or later is required.

*9 AF cannot be tracked when shooting in a dark environment. You will not be able to continue to focus in Mid/Hi/Hi+ in the following cases. In this case, set to Lo.

  • If the subject is outside the range of the phase-detection AF sensor.
  • If the aperture value is more than F11.

*10 AF cannot be tracked when shooting in a dark environment. You will not be able to continue to focus in the following cases.

  • If the subject is outside the range of the phase-detection AF sensor.
  • If the aperture value is more than F11.

*11 Software Ver.02 or later is required.

*12 Software Ver.05 or later is required.