- Term: Focus Mode
Description: A camera's focus mode is the main setting of either autofocus or manual focus. This mode is often changed by a physical switch on the camera, labeled "AF/MF" or on a dial and/or button.
Within autofocus, there are often two or three different focus modes as well:
- Single Focus, where the camera only tries to focus on the subject once and then stops
- Continuous Focus, where the camera will continually adjust focus to track a moving subject
- Lastly, some cameras have a fully Auto mode, where the camera determines for you whether to focus in Single or Continuous.
See related subjects to Focus Mode:
Continuous Autofocus Definition
AI-Servo Autofocus Definition
Single/One-Shot Autofocus Definition
Six Tips For Better Autofocus and Sharper Photos