a11: Built-in AF-assist illuminator

  1. G button
  2. A Custom Settings menu

Choose whether the built-in AF-assist illuminator lights to assist the focus operation in photo mode when lighting is poor.

[On]In photo mode, the illuminator will light as required when AF-S is selected for focus mode or when AF-A is selected and you are shooting in AF-S.
[Off]The illuminator does not light to assist the focus operation. The camera may not be able to focus when lighting is poor.

The AF-assist illuminator

  • The AF-assist illuminator has a range of about 1–3 m (3 ft 4 in.–9 ft 10 in.).
  • Remove lens hoods when using the illuminator.
  • Do not obstruct the AF-assist illuminator while it is lit.