Red Eye Reduction

The flash strobes two or more times before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon when using flash.
  1. MENU 1 [Red Eye Reduction] desired mode

The flash strobes to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
Does not use [Red Eye Reduction].

What causes the red-eye phenomenon?
Pupils become dilated in dark environments. The flash light is reflected off the blood vessels at the back of the eye (retina) (A), causing the “red-eye” phenomenon.
Other ways to reduce red-eye
  • Select (High Sensitivity) mode in [Scene Selection]. ([Flash Mode] is set to [Flash Off] automatically.)

  • To avoid blurring of images, hold the camera firmly until the shutter is released. It usually takes a second until the shutter is released, and also be sure not to allow the subject to move during this period.

  • [Red Eye Reduction] may not produce the desired effects. It depends on individual differences and conditions, such as the distance to the subject or if the subject looked away from the pre-strobe.

  • [Red Eye Reduction] is set to [Off] in the following situations:

  • In [Sweep Panorama] mode

  • When (Night Scene) or (Hand-held Twilight) mode is selected in [Scene Selection].

  • When the Smile Shutter function is activated.