au·​to·​fo·​cus | \ ˈȯ-tō-ˌfō-kəs How to pronounce autofocus (audio) \

Definition of autofocus

: an automatic focusing system (as on a camera)

Other Words from autofocus

autofocus verb

Examples of autofocus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This will bring autofocus capabilities to the ultra-wide camera for the first time. Paul Monckton, Forbes, 5 July 2021 Kevin Ambrose Turn off autofocus and lock in the focus on objects in the foreground before moonrise. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, 12 July 2022 Otherwise, the autofocus may jump around during the shoot. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, 12 July 2022 Kuo said at the time that the selfie camera will support autofocus and come with an f/1.9 aperture. Chris Smith, BGR, 13 June 2022 The autofocus is responsive and the images are sharp although not perhaps quite as clear as the PowerConf C300. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 22 May 2022 The vari-angle touchscreen, built in Wi-Fi, and continuous autofocus are all welcome details jammed into this pint-sized wonder as well. Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 14 June 2022 Serious amateur photographers will appreciate the first compact digital camera from Canon to feature a large 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor and a Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, which offers incredibly quick autofocus—even for subjects in motion. Sam Dangremond And Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 21 Apr. 2022 Apple is reportedly moving from fixed focus and f/2.2 aperture on the iPhone 13 to autofocus and f/1.9 aperture for the selfie cameras of all four iPhone 14 models. Chris Smith, BGR, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of autofocus

circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2022

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“Autofocus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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