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Low light with auto-focus

I am having trouble in low light with auto-focus, what is wrong with my camera?

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All auto-focus systems need a fair amount of light or contrast to work efficiently. If possible, raise the ambient light if indoors. Search for an area within the desired focusing point with contrast to focus on.

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