Definitions

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  • noun electronics A feature of some cameras and other optical systems that allows a correct focus on the subject to be obtained automatically
  • verb To focus automatically.

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  • noun an optical device for focussing a camera or other instrument automatically

Etymologies

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auto- +‎ focus

Examples

  • Camera behaving badly there's something odd going on with the autofocus, which isn't.

    This Week's Acquisitions

  • The ZR3 brags of a 0. 26-second autofocus, which is pretty good for a point-and-shoot, and is packing a fair-sized 2. 7-inch LCD.

    Gizmodo

  • Another criticism of the first two lenses available from Olympus for the E-P-series cameras is that they're very slow to autofocus, which is true.

    Imaging Resource News Page

  • The ZR3 brags of a 0. 26-second autofocus, which is pretty good for a point-and-shoot, and is packing a fair-sized 2. 7-inch LCD.

    Gizmodo

  • On the back of the TG01 is a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, which is nothing particularly special.

    Mobile Gazette

  • Face-Priority AF - In 2005, Nikon introduced Face-Priority autofocus, which is activated when select CoolPix digital cameras are switched to Portrait mode.

    Esato discussion forum

  • On the back of the TG01 is a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, which is nothing particularly special.

    Mobile Gazette

  • And it comes with a bevy of advanced features, such as autofocus, face and smile detection, tap-to-focus, and support for USB printing.

    First Look: Sony Xperia X10 is no match for some other Android phones

  • And it comes with a bevy of advanced features, such as autofocus, face and smile detection, tap-to-focus, and support for USB printing.

    First Look: Sony Xperia X10 is no match for some other Android phones

  • Mike Evans, editor of the cell-phone review and discussion site MobileMentalism. com, said that even though cell phone manufacturers keep ratcheting up the megapixels, they are also emphasizing other important camera features, such as autofocus, image stabilization for less blurry photos, a xenon or dual LED flash, and good optics.

    Livescience.com

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