@Shamrock_Sean: Tapping the screen to focus the camera will be required on occasion, depending on what your photographing, and the available light in the scene, amongst other things. This is especially true after zooming in, as this will naturally shift the focus point. I make a habit of tapping the point I want to focus on before each picture I take, with foreground objects taking priority to ensure that the image is crisp and clear.
OK so as the zoom camera does hunt focus a fair bit do you think it is software related?? As it does focus but often not always on it's own and keeps hunting