JVC GR-D47 Instruction Manual

Auto Focus, Manual Focus

Auto Focus, Manual Focus

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The camcorder’s Full Range AF 
system offers continuous shooting 
ability from close-up (as close as 
approx. 5 cm to the subject) to 
infinity.
However, correct focus may not be 
obtainable in the situations listed 
below (in these cases perform 
“Manual Focus”):
● When two subjects overlap in the 
same scene.
● When illumination is low.*
● When the subject has no contrast (difference in brightness 
and darkness), such as a flat, one-colour wall, or a clear, 
blue sky.*
● When a dark object is barely visible in the LCD monitor or 
the viewfinder.*
● When the scene contains minute patterns or identical 
patterns that are regularly repeated.
● When the scene is affected by sunbeams or light reflecting 
off the surface of a body of water.
● When shooting a scene with a high-contrast background.
* The following low-contrast warnings appear blinking: 
,  
and 
NOTES:
● If the lens is smeared or blurred, accurate focusing is not 
possible. Keep the lens clean. (
੬ pg. 34) When 
condensation occurs, wipe with a soft cloth or wait for it to 
dry naturally.
● When shooting a subject close to the lens, zoom out first. 
(
੬ pg. 10) If zoomed-in in the auto focus mode, the 
camcorder may automatically zoom out depending on the 
distance between the camcorder and the subject. This will 
not occur when “TELE MACRO” is set to “ON”. (
੬ pg. 15)
NOTE:
If you are using the viewfinder, you should already have 
performed “Viewfinder Adjustment” (
੬ pg. 8).
1
Set the Power Switch to “M” 
while pressing down the Lock 
Button located on the switch. 
2
Press FOCUS. The manual 
focus indicator appears.
3
To focus on a further subject, 
rotate the MMENU/VOL. Wheel 
towards “+”. The “
” indicator 
appears and blinks.
To focus on a nearer subject, 
rotate the MMENU/VOL. Wheel 
towards “–”. The “
” indicator 
appears and blinks.
To reset to Auto Focus
Press FOCUS twice or set the 
Power Switch to “A”.
If FOCUS is pressed once, the 
camcorder will enter the focus 
adjustment mode again.
NOTES:
● Be sure to focus the lens in the maximum telephoto position 
when you use the Manual Focus mode. If you focus in on a 
subject in the wide-angle position, sharply focused images 
cannot be obtained when zoomed up because the depth-
of-field is reduced at longer focal lengths.
● When the focus level cannot be adjusted any further or 
closer, “
” or “
” will blink. 
Auto Focus
Power Switch
SNAPSHOT
Lock Button
FOCUS
MMENU/VOL.
Focus detection zone
Manual Focus
Manual focus indicator
While focusing on a
further subject
Manual focus indicator
While focusing on a
nearer subject
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