Autofocus suddenly stopped working!

1 year 11 months ago #695489 by JaneH
I have a Sony DSC-HX400V and until now it's been great. Suddenly (two days before our holiday!) it has stopped doing the autofocus. It sort of works in the LED screen but when I look through the viewfinder everything is just blurry. I use the viewfinder more than the LED screen when outdoors so this is a real problem for me. I'm hoping I've just jiggled some setting or something stupid.

Right now the lens is set to AF/Zoom but changing it to DMF or MF seems to make no difference. I've downloaded the PDF manual but it doesn't help. Any advice is most welcome. Thanks.


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1 year 11 months ago #695543 by JaneH
In case anyone else has this problem, I've solved it. It was indeed a setting. I just had to turn the dioptic control (next to the view finder) until the focus cleared. I don't know how it got turned in the first place as it's not easy to turn, but it works now!


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1 year 11 months ago #695545 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Jane

Glad you found the problem ..... many of us have been there before you too !
Enjoy your camera & holidays :)

Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


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1 year 11 months ago #695547 by Nikon Shooter

Ozzie_Traveller wrote: Glad you found the problem .....


… and I'm glad you found the solution! :rofl:

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