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An interface for focus related camera settings. More...

Import Statement: import QtMultimedia 5.8


Detailed Description

This type allows control over manual and automatic focus settings, including information about any parts of the camera frame that are selected for autofocusing.

It should not be constructed separately, instead the focus property of a Camera should be used.

Item {
    width: 640
    height: 360

    Camera {
        id: camera

        focus {
            focusMode: Camera.FocusMacro
            focusPointMode: Camera.FocusPointCustom
            customFocusPoint: Qt.point(0.2, 0.2) // Focus relative to top-left corner

    VideoOutput {
        source: camera
        anchors.fill: parent

Property Documentation

customFocusPoint : point

This property holds the position of custom focus point, in relative frame coordinates: QPointF(0,0) points to the left top frame point, QPointF(0.5,0.5) points to the frame center.

Custom focus point is used only in FocusPointCustom focus mode.

focusMode : enumeration

This property holds the current camera focus mode, which can be one of the following values:

Value Description
FocusManual Manual or fixed focus mode.
FocusHyperfocal Focus to hyperfocal distance, with the maximum depth of field achieved. All objects at distances from half of this distance out to infinity will be acceptably sharp.
FocusInfinity Focus strictly to infinity.
FocusAuto One-shot auto focus mode.
FocusContinuous Continuous auto focus mode.
FocusMacro One shot auto focus to objects close to camera.

It's possible to combine multiple Camera::FocusMode values, for example Camera.FocusMacro + Camera.FocusContinuous.

In automatic focusing modes, the focusPointMode property and focusZones property provide information and control over how automatic focusing is performed.

focusPointMode : enumeration

This property holds the current camera focus point mode. It is used in automatic focusing modes to determine what to focus on. If the current focus point mode is Camera.FocusPointCustom, the customFocusPoint property allows you to specify which part of the frame to focus on.

The property can take one of the following values:

Value Description
FocusPointAuto Automatically select one or multiple focus points.
FocusPointCenter Focus to the frame center.
FocusPointFaceDetection Focus on faces in the frame.
FocusPointCustom Focus to the custom point, defined by the customFocusPoint property.

focusZones : list<focusZone>

This property holds the list of current camera focus zones, each including area specified in the same coordinates as customFocusPoint, and zone status as one of the following values:

Value Description
Camera.FocusAreaUnused This focus point area is currently unused in autofocusing.
Camera.FocusAreaSelected This focus point area is used in autofocusing, but is not in focus.
Camera.FocusAreaFocused This focus point is used in autofocusing, and is in focus.
VideoOutput {
    id: viewfinder
    source: camera

    //display focus areas on camera viewfinder:
    Repeater {
          model: camera.focus.focusZones

          Rectangle {
              border {
                  width: 2
                  color: status == Camera.FocusAreaFocused ? "green" : "white"
              color: "transparent"

              // Map from the relative, normalized frame coordinates
              property variant mappedRect: viewfinder.mapNormalizedRectToItem(area);

              x: mappedRect.x
              y: mappedRect.y
              width: mappedRect.width
              height: mappedRect.height

supportedFocusModes : list<FocusMode>

This property holds the supported focus modes of the camera.

This QML property was introduced in Qt 5.11.

See also focusMode.

supportedFocusPointModes : list<enumeration>

This property holds the supported focus point modes of the camera.

This QML property was introduced in Qt 5.10.

See also focusPointMode.

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