What Is Multi-Point Focusing and How Is It Used in Photography?

Modern cameras often have multiple focus points spread across an active area of the cameras frame. This allows a photographer to compose a scene and then select the single focus point closest to the position to the scene subject, or alternatively to focus on the subject using the center focus point and then recompose. Multi-point focusing allows the shooter to select a starting focus point, but the camera will automatically track a subject within a frame as they move, thus utilizing multiple focus points. This technique is particularly handy when shooting fast moving subjects or fleeting moments in time where the shooter doesn’t have time to manipulate focus points manually.