Article ID : 00060180 / Last Modified : 09/03/2019

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

    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
    ILCE-7RM3
    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-6300
    ILCE-6400
    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-RX10M4  AF-A or AF-C ✔*1
    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.
    • When the system software of LA-EA3 is Ver.01

    *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.