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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Other Words from autofocus

autofocus verb

Examples of autofocus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The video feed can be adjusted for exposure, color balance, autofocus and other settings. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 Also included is an animal detection autofocus, which will lock onto Fluffy or Fido’s kisser for those cute-as-a-button shots. Josh Max, Forbes, 13 May 2021 Megapixels create a larger image, but since both webcams work in low light and feature autofocus, the visual quality will be the same regardless. Kevin Juhasz,, 10 Apr. 2021 As stated before, the 4K Pro has the same overall features and quality level as the Brio, with autofocus, low light and a better field of vision than most other webcams. Kevin Juhasz,, 10 Apr. 2021 Like its predecessor, the Isocell GN1, the new sensor features a high 50-megapixel resolution and is capable of producing 100-megapixel images with enhanced autofocus using Samsung’s Dual Pixel technology. Paul Monckton, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 The autofocus system has 759 phase-detection AF points spread across 92 percent of the image area. Popular Science, 26 Jan. 2021 Now Instant Camera has all the core features, including a dynamic flash, an analog lens with autofocus and a self timer. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, 21 Sep. 2020 The autofocus adjusts to many lighting conditions, and not to mention, two omnidirectional microphones with noise reduction technology can pick up sound from every direction. Popular Science, 28 Oct. 2020

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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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29 May 2021

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“Autofocus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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