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

Definition of autofocus

: an automatic focusing system (as on a camera)

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autofocus verb

Examples of autofocus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most important, GoPro’s wide field of view, easy controls and autofocus, and broad ISO range that adapted to all kinds of lighting conditions made capturing video easy. Joe Lindsey, Popular Mechanics, "The Tiny Action Cam That Made Us All DIYers," 24 Dec. 2019 If your camera only has autofocus, be intentional with your setups. Tony Hansen, Outdoor Life, "7 Pro Tips for a Better Self-Filmed Hunt," 27 Nov. 2019 The autofocus can capture and maintain a tight focus on the subject even in low light. Adam Doud, USA TODAY, "The best vlogging cameras of 2019," 15 Oct. 2019 The autofocus is fast and reliable, and my only difficulties with the S1 arose from its bulk and unfamiliar ergonomics. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Panasonic Lumix S1 review: the mirrorless heavyweight," 18 June 2019 No other camera in this size has autofocus or shoot speeds close to this little wonder. Tom O'brien, National Geographic, "Best new compact cameras for travelers," 24 Nov. 2019 With its interchangeable lenses, lightweight body, and great autofocus, there’s a to love. Adam Doud, USA TODAY, "The best vlogging cameras of 2019," 15 Oct. 2019 In the past, Google has included an additional microphone, laser autofocus, and a spectral/flicker sensors beside Pixel cameras. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "Everything we think we know about the Pixel 4, from Google’s Pixel 4 reveal," 13 June 2019 On the front, that Infinity-O pinhole holds a 10-megapixel autofocus lens with an 80-degree viewing angle. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "First look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & 10+: Why they're worth preordering," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of autofocus

circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of autofocus was circa 1937

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“Autofocus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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