Using flash

In dark environments, use the flash to light up the subject while shooting. Also use the flash to prevent camera-shake.

  1. Slide the (Flash pop-up) switch to pop up the flash.
    • The flash does not pop up automatically.

  2. Press the shutter button fully down.
    • The available flash modes depend on the shooting mode and function.

When you do not use the flash

When not using the flash, press it back into the camera body.


  • If you fire the flash before the flash unit pops up entirely, it may cause malfunction.
  • You cannot use the flash when recording movies.
  • When shooting with the flash and the zoom is set to W, the shadow of the lens may appear on the screen, depending on the shooting conditions. If this happens, shoot away from the subject or set the zoom to T and shoot with the flash again.
  • When the monitor is tilted upward 90 degrees or more, it is difficult to operate the (Flash pop-up) switch. Raise the flash unit before adjusting the monitor angle.
  • When using flash to shoot pictures of yourself, be careful not to look directly at the light, because the flash will go off at a close distance. To prevent the flash from hitting the monitor when you press it back down into the camera body after use, first return the monitor to its original position.