A lamp lights even though the flash is set to [Off]

Article ID: ART161541 | Date published: 08/04/2015 | Date last updated: 08/12/2015


A lamp lights even though the flash is set to [Off]


Even if the flash is set to [Off], a lamp may be activated when you press the shutter button halfway in low-light conditions. This lamp, called the AF-Assist Beam, only lights up to help you focus, and the flash will not fire during shooting.
It is possible to deactivate the AF-Assist Beam in some shooting modes.
The position and shape of the operation buttons, screens displayed, and setting items may differ according to the model you use.
*The AF Assist Beam cannot be set to [Off] in some shooting modes. For a list of shooting modes in which it is possible to set the AF Assist Beam to [Off], please refer to the table at the end of the page.

The procedure for deactivating the AF-Assist Beam is explained below.

1. Press the <Power> button to turn the camera on.

2. Press the <MENU> button, and then choose the [Shooting] () tab.

3. Press the [ ], [ ] buttons to choose the [AF-Assist Beam], and then press the [ ], [ ] buttons to choose [Off].

After you have changed the setting, press the <MENU> button to return to the shooting screen.

The AF Assist Beam can be set to off in the shooting modes shown in the table below.
ModelShooting modes in which the AF Assist Beam can be set to [Off]
PowerShot SX710 HS , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
, , , , , , , ,
PowerShot SX610 HS / PowerShot ELPH 350 HS / IXUS 275 HS , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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