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Colors of AF Frame Change during Shooting

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Solution

When shooting still images, the colors of the [AF Frame] change as follows.

[AF Frame]What the color represents

(Green)
When the is pressed halfway and the subject is in focus, the color of the [AF Frame] changes to green.

(Yellow)
When the is pressed halfway and the subject is not in focus, the color of the [AF Frame] changes to yellow.
In this case, the () icon appears on the lower right of the [AF Frame].

(Blue)
When the camera is tracking the subject while the is pressed halfway, the color of the [AF Frame] changes to blue. (Servo AF)*1
For the shooting modes in which [Servo AF] works, please refer to the following table.
*1: Servo AF is a function that tracks the subject and continually adjusts the focus and the exposure while the shutter button is pressed halfway. This function is not available for PowerShot A800.

(Gray)
When the camera detects a person's face, but recognizes that it is not the main subject, up to two gray [AF Frames] are displayed. ([Face AiAF] ([Face Detect] for PowerShot SX230 HS / SX220 HS))
For the shooting modes in which [Face AiAF] or [Face Detect] works, please refer to the following table.

Please see the table below to check if your camera supports each shooting mode.

... Automatically set to [On]
... When motion is detected, the camera will be set to [On]
... [Servo AF] is not available for this model.
... This shooting mode is not available in this model

ModelShooting modes in which the function automatically works
[Servo AF]*2[Face AiAF] ([Face Detect] for PowerShot SX230 HS / SX220 HS)*3
PowerShot ELPH 100 HS / IXUS 115 HS
PowerShot ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220HS
PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXUS 310 HS
PowerShot A800
PowerShot A1200
PowerShot A2200
PowerShot A3200 IS
PowerShot A3300 IS
PowerShot SX220 HS
PowerShot SX230 HS

*2 If [Servo AF] is set to [On], the function works even if the shooting mode is other than listed above.
*3 If [AF Frame] is set to [Face AiAF] or [Face Detect], the function works even if the shooting mode is other than listed above.

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