Nikon COOLPIX S210 Owner Manual

Step 3 Focus and Shoot

Step 3 Focus and Shoot

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Step 3 Focus and Shoot

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Press the shutter-release button halfway.

When people’s faces (front view) are recognized:

Camera will focus on the face surrounded by the double-
border active focus area. When the subject is in focus, the 
double border glows green.

When shooting non-human subjects or when no faces 
are recognized:

Camera automatically selects the focus area (one of nine) 
containing the subject closest to the camera. When the 
subject is in focus, the active focus area glows green.

When digital zoom is in effect and the camera is focused on the center of the screen, the 
focus indicator (

A 6) glows green. The active focus area is not displayed.

When you press the shutter-release button halfway, the shutter speed and aperture 
values also appear.

Focus and exposure remain locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

While the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the double border for face 
recognition may blink, or the focus area or focus indicator may blink red. All of these 
cases indicate that the camera is not focused. Change the composition and try pressing 
the shutter-release button halfway again.

See “AF Area Mode” (

A 89) or “Face Priority” (A 91) for more information about Face 

Priority.

F3.1

F3.1

F3.1

1/60

1/60

1/60

Shutter speed

Aperture

F3.1

F3.1

F3.1

1/60

1/60

1/60

Shutter speed

Aperture