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




In photo mode, the illuminator will light as required when AF‑S is selected for focus mode.


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.

  • Some lenses may block the light from the AF-assist illuminator at some or all focus distances. Information on these restrictions is available from the Nikon Download Center.

A Custom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings

a: Focus

b: Metering/Exposure

c: Timers/AE Lock

d: Shooting/Display

e: Bracketing/Flash

f: Controls

g: Video