AF Illuminator

The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings.
The AF illuminator emits red light allowing the camera to focus easily when the shutter button is pressed halfway, until the focus is locked.
The indicator appears at this time.
  1. MENU 4 [AF Illuminator] desired mode

Sets whether or not to use the AF illuminator.


  • Focus is achieved as long as the AF illuminator light reaches the subject, regardless of whether light fails to reach the center of the subject.

  • You cannot use [AF Illuminator] in the following situations:

  • In movie mode

  • In [Sweep Panorama] mode

  • When (Landscape), (Night Scene), (Pet), (Fireworks) or (Sports Action) mode is selected in [Scene Selection].

  • When you use the AF illuminator, the normal AF range finder frame is disabled and a new AF range finder frame is displayed by a dotted line. AF operates with priority on subjects located near the center of the frame.

  • The AF illuminator emits very bright light. Although there is no health hazard, do not look directly into the AF illuminator emitter at close range.