AF Illuminator (still image)

The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. In the time between pressing the shutter button halfway down and locking the focus, the AF illuminator lights up to allow the camera to focus easily.

  1. MENU(Camera Settings1) → [AF Illuminator] → desired setting.

Menu item details

The AF illuminator lights up automatically in dark surroundings.
Does not use the AF illuminator.


  • You cannot use [AF Illuminator] in the following situations:
    • In movie mode
    • Sweep Panorama
    • When [Focus Magnifier] is activated.
    • When [Scene Selection] is set to the following modes:
      • [Landscape]
      • [Night Scene]
      • [Pet]
      • [Fireworks]
  • 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.