To help you improve the sharpness of your photos and videos, Surface 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book feature an autofocus lens that lets you spot adjust the focus before you take a picture or while recording a video.
On Surface 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book, the rear-facing camera has an autofocus lens that detects a face in the scene automatically and focuses on it. If it doesn’t detect a face, it will focus on the main subject in the center of the screen.
You can adjust and lock the focus on a different location by tapping the screen on that spot. If you’re shooting a video, you can spot adjust the focus without stopping the recording. When you tap the screen to adjust the focus, the focus is locked on that spot until you tap the screen again.
Here’s how to adjust and lock the focus:
- Photos: Tap the screen to focus on that spot, then tap the Camera button to take the picture.
- Videos: While you’re recording video, tap the screen to spot adjust the focus.
Autofocus is available only on the rear-facing camera on Surface 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book. The front-facing camera has a fixed-focus lens.
For more Surface camera how-to info, see Take photos and videos with Surface.