Question about Nikon Coolpix S50 Digital Camera
First off what do you mean by screwey autofocus? And how close up is close up? Have you tried changing the AF assist settings?
Autofocus may not perform as expected in the following situations:
• Subject is very dark
• Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the scene (e.g., the sun is behind the
subject and is in deep shadow)
• No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g., when the subject is standing in
front of a white wall, wearing a white shirt)
• Several objects are at different distances from the camera (e.g., the subject is inside a cage)
• Subject is moving rapidly
In the situations noted above, try pressing the shutter-release button halfway to refocus several
times, or use focus lock (c 99).
l AF-assist Illuminator and Flash
If the subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist illuminator may light by pressing the shutter-release
button halfway, or the flash may fire by pressing the shutter-release button all the way down.
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
while shooting close up set ur cam on macro mode. Cam have focus range. focus range means the object distance from the lens
cam has focus range. For ur model on normal mode the focus range is 30 centimeter . anything placed between 0 to 30 cm will not be focussed and also close up range have focus i.e. 4 cm , anything placed between 0 to 4 cm will not be focussed....
by follwoing above rules, if u get the same problem, then there is a focussing problem in ur cam, get it serviced....
Hope this has helped you... Thanks....
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Choose how the camera focuses.
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M I Autofocus mode
A Single AF (default setting)
The camera focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
B Full-time AF
The camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed down
halfway. Use with moving subjects. The sound of lens drive movement will be heard
while the camera focuses.
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