Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera ILCE-6300

AF Illuminator (still image)

The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. The red AF illuminator allows the product to focus easily when the shutter button is pressed halfway, until the focus is locked.

  1. MENU (Camera Settings) → [AF Illuminator] → desired setting.

Menu item details

Uses the AF illuminator.
Does not use the AF illuminator.


  • You cannot use [AF Illuminator] in the following situations:
    • In movie mode
    • In [Sweep Panorama] mode
    • When [Focus Mode] is set to [Continuous AF] or [Automatic AF] and the subject is moving (when the focus indicator or lights up)
    • When [Focus Magnifier] is selected.
    • When [Scene Selection] is set to the following modes:
      • [Landscape]
      • [Sports Action]
      • [Night Scene]
    • When a Mount Adaptor is attached.
  • The AF illuminator emits a very bright light. Although there is no health hazard, do not look directly into the AF illuminator at close range.