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Autofocus Cameras

February 01, 2001

Autofocus cameras typically use a computer to run a miniature motor that focuses the lens for you. There are two types of autofocus systems, active and passive. Single-lens reflex cameras with interchangeable lenses typically use the passive autofocus system. Cameras without interchangeable lenses usually use active infrared sensors.

Researched by NONA YATES / Los Angeles Times

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