Nikon Nikon 1 AW1 Reference Manual (en)

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Choose On to enable face priority (
When  On is selected, the built-in AF-
assist illuminator will light to illuminate
poorly-lit subjects if:
• AF-S is selected for focus mode (
or single AF is selected in AF-A, and
• Auto-area,  Single-point, or Single-
point (center) is selected for AF-area
mode
 (
The AF-assist illuminator will not light to assist the focus opera-
tion in advanced movie mode, during movie recording, or when
Off is selected. If the AF-assist illuminator does not light, autofo-
cus may not produce the desired results when lighting is poor.
Face-Priority
Built-in AF Assist
A
The AF-Assist Illuminator
Larger lenses may prevent the illuminator lighting all or part of the sub-
ject. Remove lens hoods when using the illuminator. Information on
the modes in which AF-assist is available may be found on page 215.
AF-assist illuminator