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 red AF illuminator lights up to allow the camera to focus easily when a flash (sold separately) compatible with the AF illuminator is attached to the product.

  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 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 activated.
    • When focusing on a focus area other than that of the dedicated phase detection AF sensor.
  • 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.