Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Digital Camera ?

My camera (a Canon PowerShot SX10IS, if it matters) has this tendency to move in and out of focus when I'm using the video recording feature. For example, I can start the video by filming a stationary object (let's say, a person speaking at a podium a meter or so away) and the video will be in focus. However, even though the person in the video isn't moving except for subtle hand gestures, the camera seems to start to try to focus on something else deeper in the background or closer in the foreg

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I have the same problem with the same camera. I believe the problem can be solved by turning the knob to MOVIE mode, then push the menu button. When the menu screen pops up. Go to the "camera" tab. It should be the first tab to your far left.

Once you are at this tab, scroll to the very first option which should be the AF FRAME option (Auto Focus Frame). Select "CENTER" for the Auto Focus and do not select "face detect." I think when it is in face detect mode it is sometimes searching for the persons face. If you just leave it in CENTER mode, then it just fixes itself in the center. This is what I am going to try. I think it should work.

Hope that helps.
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