a7s: can't switch to single auto-focus (AF-S) or DMF while recording video?

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FatSmurf Forum Member • Posts: 67
a7s: can't switch to single auto-focus (AF-S) or DMF while recording video?

When I'm shooting video in manual mode, I would like the ability to switch to AF-S instead of continuous auto-focus.

However, the second I start to record, the camera automatically switches to AF-C. AF-S is grayed out while recording.

What the heck? I tried every combo of options for 20 minutes but I see no way to switch back to AF-S when shooting video.

Does Sony only allow continuous AF and manual focus while shooting video?

I just want to set the focus and leave it until I press the button again or until I change it manually. I don't want the camera to be continually focusing on the center of the frame or trying to guess what I want to in focus.

Sony Alpha 7S
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