Setting the aperture and shutter speed when in manual mode was simple enough once you get the hang of the camera. A metering scale is visible on the right hand side of the screen, just centre the arrow to set the correct exposure. I would have liked the LCD screen to reflect the changes in exposure, at the moment it displays a good looking image regardless of whether you are about to under or over expose by several stops. Unfortunately the Histogram is only available during playback of images, otherwise it could have given a reasonable indication of exposure before shooting. However, you can always shoot and preview an image to check exposure – not ideal but it works.
The autofocus worked very well, although on a couple of frames the camera did have difficulty in finding the correct focus. Manual focus is activated from the menu screen, focus is then controlled by the rear multi-selector dial. The image display can be zoomed in using the LCD screen for more precise focusing, just press the OK button and then use the Playback zoom control. I would have liked a visual confirmation of correct focus, a green spot would do, as seen on the Nikon DSLR cameras. The camera has four focus modes; AF-A Auto-select AF, AF-S Single AF, AF-C Continuous AF and Manual. The continuous focus also works when in video mode. I did encounter a focus problem when shooting stills in movie mode 1080/60i (not during a video capture) thi produces an image size of 3840×2160. The auto focus would not lock onto my subject. Switching the camera to Still Image Mode produced a larger image 3872×2582 and sharper results
As well as Face recognition, there are three AF area options Auto area, Single shot and Subject tracking. The Single shot setting allows you to place the focus rectangle where you want it using the rear selector, just press the OK button and then move the rectangle over the area you want. For photographers who want precise focus and metering, use Single shot together combined with Spot metering.