Term: AF Area Modes
Description: On Nikon cameras, the autofocus points can be used in various different configurations. They vary from camera to camera, but most cameras include Single Point AF, and Auto-Area AF, which automatically picks a focus point for you. Other AF Area Modes include: Dynamic Area, (9, 21, or 51 points) Group Area, and 3D-Tracking.
AF Area Modes
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