ZV-1M2: Background defocus switching and automatic focus switching for product reviews

    Switching the level of defocus in the background is as easy as pressing the Background Defocus button, and for product reviews, you can activate automatic focus switching between the speaker and an object simply by pressing the Product Showcase Set button.

    Switching the background defocus

    Press the (Background Defocus) button on the top of the camera once to enter the Background Defocus mode and defocus the background. Afterwards, the level of defocus in the background switches between "Defocus" and "Clear" each time you press the button.

    The C1 button is on the top of the ZV-1M2 to the right of the MOVIE button when the screen is facing the user.
    Position of (Background Defocus) button/C1 button (Custom button 1)

    Checking/changing C (Custom) button functions

    By default, the C1 button (Custom button 1) is assigned to Background Defocus, but you can assign a different function.

    To check which function is currently assigned, select MENU (Setup) → Operation Customize and then Custom Key Setting, Custom Key Setting, or Custom Key Setting.

    To change the function of custom button, press the center of the control wheel while that button is selected. Select a function after the functions available for that button are displayed.

    The C1 button is on the top of the ZV-1M2 to the right of the MOVIE button when the screen is facing the user.

    You can use the C1 button on a GP-VPT2BT shooting grip (sold separately) as you would use the C1 button on the camera, so your assigned function can also be controlled from the grip.

    For shooting grip details, see the following page.
    Using an optional shooting grip

    The Background Defocus mode locks the aperture value and displays an icon ( for Defocus or for Clear) instead of an aperture value.

    Preview when set to Defocus. The background is blurred, and plants in the foreground are in focus.
    (Defocus): Locks the aperture value at the maximum (wide-open) value

    Preview when set to Clear. The entire image is in focus.
    (Clear): Locks the aperture value at F5.6

    The camera returns to the normal shooting mode and the aperture returns to the former value when you press the Still/Movie/S&Q button. For details, see the following page.
    Switching the level of defocus in the background

    Automatic focus switching for product reviews

    Product Showcase Set applies optimal settings for situations such as product reviews. This makes it easier for the camera to switch the focus to objects that are close to it.
    The feature can be turned on or off from a button on the back of the camera, a touch function icon, or a menu item.

    • Activating the feature with the (Product Showcase Set) button on the back of the camera
      The button is near the lower-right corner on the back of the camera.
      Position of the (Product Showcase Set) button/ (Delete) button
    • Activating the feature with the touch function icon
      The second icon from the top on the right side of the screen
      Product Showcase Set icon on the screen
    • Activating the feature with MENU (Shooting) → Shooting OptionProduct Showcase Set
    Notes:
    • Setting this feature to On will lock Subject Recog in AF in Subject Recognition to Off and Focus Area to Zone, but the focus area can be changed.
    • The setting for Product Showcase Set cannot be changed during movie recording.

    For details, see the following page.
    Shooting Product Reviews

    All images used here are provided for illustrative purposes only.