*4.5 fps in Continuous AF mode.
*With 50mm lens focused on infinity.
**Measured from eyepiece protection glass.
*This camera is
the AF button is pushed, AF/AE Lock is activated and red
illumination indicates which of the three local areas in the wide
focus area is focusing the subject. Operating the front dial while
the AF button is depressed will switch focusing among the local
areas, with the currently selected area illuminated.
three beams align
ed with the three AF sensors in the wide focus
area, this supplementary AF light makes it easier to focus in low
light conditions, and to shoot in low contrast situations with the
built-in flash. The three-beam AF illuminator optimizes the
metering over the entire focus area.
A large sliding
switch is used for switching between auto and manual focusing
modes. This new design prevents accidental switching between
In order to
come as close as possible to the "Ideal photo" every
time you shoot, you need precise control of exposure in response
to the subtleties of light on the scene. Maxxum 9 gives you this
control with three metering modes: 14-Segment Honeycomb-Pattern
Metering, center-Weighted Average Metering, and Spot Metering.