The adapter ring is a conversion lens adaptor that is mounted on the cover surrounding the lens. It is used in when a coversion lens cannot be mounted directly on the camera. By using this adapter, you will be able to use filters that do not exactly match the camera lens diameter. For details of supported cameras and diameters of the conversion lens adapter, refer to our customer support page.
AF confirmation mark
Mark displayed on the monitor when the subject is in focus. Press the shutter button halfway to focus on the subject. This mark appears when the subject is in focus. The subject is not in focus if this mark is flashing. Release the shutter button and press the button halfway again.
A function used to switch between the camera's auto focus modes. The camera has two AF modes. [iESP] detects the subjects in the entire picture, determines the primary subject and decides on the focusing point. In [SPOT] mode, the camera will focus only on the AF target mark in the center of the screen.
AF MODE (Digital SLR)
A function used to switch between the camera's AF (auto focus) modes. Determines the way the camera's auto focus will be activated when you press the SLR camera's shutter button halfway. Largely speaking, there are three modes: [S-AF], [C-AF], and [MF]. "S" stands for single and it means that the camera will focus automatically only once, and will not do so again until the shutter button is pressed halfway again. "C" stands for continuous and it means the camera will continue to focus automatically on the subject as long as the shutter button is pressed halfway.
AF target mark
A mark that is displayed in the center of the viewfinder or the screen. This serves as an index for metering and focusing.
The adjustable lens opening which controls the amount of light that enters the camera. The smaller the aperture, the greater the amount of light that enters the camera and vise versa. Larger aperture values indicate smaller apertures (closed), and smaller aperture values indicate larger apertures (open). If you close the aperture, the amount of light that enters the camera is reduced and the area in focus becomes larger (depth of field is deeper). Opening the aperture increases the light amount but the area in focus becomes smaller (depth of field is shallower).
Aperture Priority Auto (A)
In this mode, you can set the aperture value and the camera will automatically set the best shutter speed for the shot.
Bracket shooting is a technique where you take multiple pictures with the same composition using different exposures. With auto bracket, you can set the change in exposure levels and have the camera automatically take successive pictures. If you are having difficulty choosing an exposure level, use the auto bracket function to take the pictures and then choose the best picture afterwards.
One of the flash modes. When the flash mode is set to [AUTO], the camera sets off the flash according to the ambient light conditions. When the flash goes off, the shutter speed will be fixed at a value that is less prone to camera movement blur.
This function, which is also referred to as AF, enables the camera to automatically focus on the subject. Camera models adopt different focusing mechanisms. They include a method in which the contrast of the subject is detected to determine the proper focus and a method in which the distance from the subject is measured by shining an infrared beam on the subject. Most compact digital cameras adopt the Contrast Detection Method.
A preset setting on the camera. It is one of the selections for the [SCENE] function. It sets the flash mode to flash-off but still allows you to take pictures in dark places. Higher ISO sensitivities will be used automatically to permit the use of faster shutter speeds so as to avoid camera and subject blur. Picture size may be limited.