Candlelight Mode

When you want to photograph a person in candlelight, use the [] (Candlelight) mode. The atmosphere of candlelight is reflected in the color tones of the picture.

Tips Shooting tips

  • Use the center AF point to focus.

    Aim the center AF point in the viewfinder on the subject, then shoot.

  • Prevent camera shake if the numeric display (shutter speed) in the viewfinder blinks.

    Under low light where camera shake tends to occur, the viewfinder's shutter speed display will blink. When using a zoom lens, consider zooming out and either holding the camera steady or using a tripod. When using a zoom lens, you can reduce the blur caused by camera shake by setting the lens to the wide-angle end.

  • Change the color tone.

    You can change [Color tone]. To increase the candlelight's reddish tinge, set toward [Warm tone] (red), or set toward [Cool tone] (blue) if it looks too red.

  • Adjust brightness.

    You can change [Brightness]. To brighten the image, set toward +, or set toward – if the image is too bright.


  • Live View shooting is not possible.
  • The flash will not fire. However, raising the flash beforehand is recommended, to enable firing of the AF-assist beam ().


  • The AF method is set to [1-point AF] and cannot be changed.