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Definition of the noun autofocus

What does autofocus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: autofocuses

  1. an optical device for focussing a camera or other instrument automatically
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: optical device = a device for producing or controlling light

Alternative definition of the noun autofocus


  1. [electronics] A feature of some cameras and other optical systems that allows a correct focus on the subject to be obtained automatically
    • synonym: AF

Definition of the verb autofocus

What does autofocus mean as a doing word?


  1. To focus automatically.


  1. "Autofocus" a.k.a. "Auto Focus" is a 2002 American biographical film directed by Paul Schrader, starring Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe. The screenplay by Michael Gerbosi is based on Robert Graysmith's book The Murder of Bob Crane.
  2. "Autofocus" is a 2013 documentary short film written and directed by Boris Poljak.
  3. "Autofocus" is a 2011 short independent film directed by Paul Sbrizzi.

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Google previewCanon Lenses (2014)

From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jerod Foster

Autofocus is a fantastic innovation for camera technology—a paradigm shifter. It allows us to be...

Google previewNikon D5200 Digital Field Guide (2013)

by J. Dennis Thomas

Manual Focus with Macro Photography Although autofocus is a great help in most photography, there are times ...

Google previewFM 2006: Formal Methods (2006)

14th International Symposium on Formal Methods, Hamilton, Canada, August 21-27, 2006, Proceedings by Jayadev Misra, Tobias Nipkow, Emil Sekerinski

AutoFOCUS is a CASE tool for graphical specification of reactive systems. The tool has a formal time-synchronous operational semantics. With its graphical specification language AutoFOCUS supports different views on the system, namely ...

Google previewCanon EOS 50D (2009)

by Rob Sheppard

AF with Live View Autofocus is a little different when using Live View. This has also been changed since the 40D. You do not get the three types of AF that the camera uses normally. The three modes available for Live View AF are Quick mode, ...

Google previewiPhone All-in-One For Dummies (2014)

by Joe Hutsko, Barbara Boyd

Your iPhone's default autofocus is the center of the image on the screen, where you see the yellow box. iPhone 4s or later uses face detection and focuses on the most prominent face when you're taking a photo of people. Face detection ...

Google previewNikon (2012)

by Corey Hilz

Autofocus is a quick way to bring your subject into focus because thecamera does theworkfor you. Ifautofocus can't lockonto yoursubject thentrymanual focus. When doing closeup or macro photography manual focus is usually a better choice.

Google previewWildlife of the Galápagos

Second Edition by Julian Fitter, Daniel Fitter, David Hosking

While autofocus is a great help for photographing birds in.

Google previewA Manual on Exposure in Photography (2011)

Reflex and Compact Camera by Ceriel Van Arneman


Google previewWorld Building (2016)

Discourse in the Mind by Joanna Gavins, Ernestine Lahey

taking recourse to a learned emotional approximation as part of world-building via autofocus is the one being proposed here. It is likely that in the process of making sense of literary narrative, emotional, as well as cognitive orientation ...

Google previewHandbook of Research on Software Engineering and Productivity Technologies: Implications of Globalization (2009)

Implications of Globalization by Ramachandran, Muthu

AUTOFOCUS is a tool for developing graphical specifications of embedded systems based on a simple, formally defined semantics. It supports different views on the system model: structure, behavior, interaction, and data type view. Each view ...

Google previewDigital Nature Photography (2008)

by Gabriele de Filippo

Autofocus is a powerful function of recent cameras. However it is not rare in nature photography that you will prefer to set a manual focus. Furthermore, most cameras allow you to select a single AF (focus remains locked while Exposure control ...

Google previewThe Basic Book of Digital Photography (2009)

How to Shoot, Enhance, and Share Your Digital Pictures by Tom Grimm, Michele Grimm

Single, Single Servo, or One Shot autofocus is the normal choice for static subjects. Continuous or Al Servo autofocus is preferred for moving subjects, such as children or pets at play. This is the mode the pros use when shooting actions sports ...

Google previewSearch User Interfaces (2009)

by Marti Hearst

Aduna Autofocus is an enterprise search system that has a standard textual faceted navigation interface, similar to that of Flamenco (see Figure 10.23a). It also provides a visualization interface that is a combination of VIBE (Korfhage 1991) ...

Google previewBlack and White Digital Photography Photo Workshop (2011)

by Chris Bucher

In addition, setting your camera to continuous autofocus is a must when capturing a quickly mov ing subject.

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Photography (2009)

by David Prakel

Camera autofocus (AF) systems rely on sensors to establish and maintain sharp focus. These sensors may be used singly or in an array of up to 50 or more. Early AF systems used active ultrasonic or infrared measurement. Modern AF systems ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optical Engineering: Pho-Z, pages 2049-3050 (2003)

by Ronald G. Driggers

'25' Autofocus Synthetic aperture radar image formation is subject to a variety of phase errors that, if uncorrected, can significantly degrade visual quality ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, Jr William a Kretzschmar

m autofocus BR ˈɔːtə(ʊ)ˌfəʊkəs AM ˈɔdoʊˌfoʊkəs, ˈɑdəˌfoʊkəs, ˈɑdoʊˌfoʊkəs, ˈɔdəˌfoʊkəs autofocus autocratic BR ˌɔːtəˈkratɪk AM ˌɔdoʊˈkrædɪk, ˌɑdəˈkrædɪk, ˌɑdoʊˈkrædɪk, ...

Google previewChildren's Illustrated Encyclopedia (2016)

by DK

Autofocus system ensures sharp images. Filter used to enhance image and protect lens. glass plates, or on film. Today, digital cameras use lightsensitive electronic sensors instead of film. sophisticated electronic technology in most cameras ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cell Biology (2015)

The autofocus mechanism can be laser-based or software controlled or a combination of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management (2016)

by Lee, In

It features a 7 megapixel front camera and a 8 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and dual flash and full HD (1080p) for super sharp video. It features a XPTO processor running at up to 1. 3GHz and 2C RAM for a faster experience </ gr: ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography, 3-Volume Set (2005)

by Lynne Warren

In 1978, Konica had just introduced the first auto-focus camera, and the SX70 evolved to autofocus, which was accomplished by adding a sonar auto-focus module on its top. It allowed focusing in complete darkness, a feature stressed by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Insects (2003)

by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

Autofocus therefore should be disengaged. Instead, focusing must be done as a manual, multistep process. Begin by deciding what magnification is desired, based on a subject's size. Select the lens and extension tubes needed to achieve ...

Google previewBKSTS Illustrated Dictionary of Moving Image Technology (2013)

by Martin Uren

autofocus:(1) Ina projector,an electrooptical device to ensure that the image ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

3, camera, Kodak, Polaroid; aerial-reconnaissance, autofocus, box, folding, pinhole, single- or twin-lens reflex, or viewfinder camera; camera obscura or lucida; projector, magic lantern, slide projector or viewer; achromatic, anamorphic , ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology (2010)

From Atlantis to the Walam Olum by Kenneth L. Feder

too blurry to make out (autofocus mechanisms on cameras seem never to work when taking photographs of the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, or Noah's ark). Eyewitnesses disappear or have died mysteriously. And, in those few cases where ...

Google previewThe Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters (2012)

by Ronald Story

Various reports weregenerated by imperfections inthe autofocus system ofearly generation camcorders. Many ofthese earlysystems have problems focussing ona smallpoint of light. Thisoften resultedinoptical oddities thatcan transform abright ...

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