Panasonic Lumix FZ 1000 difference between AFS and AFC Focus

If you have a look on the back of the Panasonic Lumix FZ 1000 housing, then you will see next to the viewfinder a lever on which you can set the following setting:

  • AFS / AFF
  • AFC
  • MF

If you ask now what the difference of the individual focus modes on the Panasonic Lumix FZ 1000 are, then we would like to tell you about it. Here we mainly focus on the modes AFS and AFC. MF stands for manual focus, in other words, in this case there is no automatic settings set by the camera.

  1. The AFS mode on the Panasonic Lumix FZ 1000

If the lever of your Lumix FZ 1000 is set on the Focus Mode AFS and your press the shutter button halfway, then the camera focuses on the object you want to photograph. Should the object move, then the focus will not be automatically adjusted, but the focus will remain as it was at the time when the shutter button was pressed halfway.

This mode should be used when the camera does not focus on a specific object. For example, focus on an object at the same distance and then turn to the object that you really want to photograph. This mode is particularly suitable for the photography of birds sitting in trees or dense branches.

  1. The AFC mode of the Panasonic Lumix FZ 1000

If the lever is set to "AFC", then the camera focuses even when the shutter button is pressed halfway. It can even be zoomed. The focus continues to focus. This mode is recommended if your photographed objects move quickly and the focus needs to be readjusted frequently, to make a sharp image.
You now know the differences between AFS and AFC mode on your Panasonic Lumix FZ 1000.

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