How to track a toddler's movement with X-E2

Started Dec 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
JohnNewman Contributing Member • Posts: 587
Re: How to track a toddler's movement with X-E2

a l b e r t wrote:

Turn Face Detection on. For indoor shots with bounced flash (EF-20 + Omnibounce diffuser), I set shutter speed to 1/180. For outdoor, you may want to set it higher (1/250) if fill flash is not required. I set AutoISO 800 (limit the ISO the camera can use so I get more flash output vs ambient at night). Aperture set to Auto if this is daytime, but at least f/2.8 if it is at night to give it enough DoF. Set AF-C. For the test, I was using the XF23 1.4 lens.

Now when I half press the shutter release button, the camera will continue AF on the face and you can fire away when you got the expression on the face you want to capture. Flash exposure is accurate most of the time as it uses the face as reference.

Got a number of keepers that way. Can't do that with X-E1 and even with the D3s, tracking is still difficult (tracked the wrong things at times).

Thanks Albert. Very useful.  I've had problems with my young granddaughter and getting well focused shots with my X-E1, to the extent that I'm just about to buy a traditional SLR, which would be a shame as I love the Fuji output.

I'm going to have to try and get my hands on the X- E2 to try out. Leaving aside the flash, does this method (face detection and AFC) work with video, do you know?

Now to find a dealer who will let me borrow an X- E2 for a day 😄

Thanks again,


 JohnNewman's gear list:JohnNewman's gear list
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow