When the moment comes, you are always ready with your preferred pre-defined settings to smoothly capture sharp, clear photos of your favourite subjects.
Within the 49-point matrix of the auto focus area in the screen, AF accurately and swiftly recognizes the primary subject and brings it into crystal clear focus. It also lets you freely select the position of the AF frame. Using the LCD monitor, you also can change the AF frame size and pinpoint the focusing.
The focus mode selector lever to the right of the lens lets you instantly switch between AF/S (Single AF), AF/C (Continuous AF) and MF (Manual).
You can reduce shutter lag (and therefore missed photo opportunities) as your eye and your subject don't have a sensor in between them to delay the transfer of the data.
Accelerated by the combination of the high-speed signal readout of the fast EXR CMOS sensor and the fast processing speed of the newly developed EXR Processor, contrast detection AF delivers a huge leap in both speed and precision so you'll never miss a shot.
In low light settings when even the subject is hard to see through the viewfinder, the AF Assist Lamp illuminates the subject and assists Auto Focus.
With a touch of the special AE/AF Lock button on the back of the camera body, you can lock both exposure and focus for the subject. Using the setup menu, you can also set the button to lock only AE or AF.
Assign any frequently used functions to the Fn (Function) button and enjoy smooth one-touch controls during shooting.
The X10 lets you create, save and assign custom settings to the Custom Modes on the Mode Dial for instant recall of up to 2 sets of user defined settings covering all parameters from ISO sensitivity to white balance.