NEX-5N: What do the various focusing rectangles mean?

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NEX-5N: What do the various focusing rectangles mean?
May 5, 2012

NEX-5N

Hello,

I read the manual but I could not find the page that explains the big, dashed rectangle that is sometimes used to indicate the focusing state. I would prefer if the camera showed a smaller rectangle indicating where it focused. But today I am only getting this large dashed rectangle. I am confused. I can't find it in the manual. I think I need to read an in-depth chapter of all the aspects of focusing, but all I can find it explanation of individual settings.

Is there some better documentation available, or a book or web article or something?

What does the big dashed rectangle mean and why does it appear sometimes and can I turn it off?

Thanks.

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