NEX-7 has a new auto focus button

Started Aug 14, 2011 | Discussions thread
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rishi o'
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NEX-7 has a new auto focus button
Aug 14, 2011

The Sony R1 had a beautiful feature to switch the camera to manual focus mode.

When in manual focus mode you could press the big button in the center to autofocus.

This was great because it meant that you could leave the camera in manual focus mode and:

1. never worry about the focus changing every time you half-press the shutter button.

2. make it easy to set focus on one part of the scene and exposure on another part of the scene.

I'm really hoping this feature makes it to the Nex-7. It's silly that as of now, NEX and Alpha cameras don't even have an equivalent of AF-ON that other top cameras (Nikon and Canon) have and that I depend upon for photography work.

The only other camera I've seen this feature on is the Fujifilm x100. If only sony could remember...

Perhaps this feature is what #8 is in the Nex-7 mock-up below:

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