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When shooting in low light or backlit conditions, you can brighten the subject by using flash.

In addition, the flash helps to reduce camera shake.

  1. Press (Flash) on the control button.
  2. Select the desired mode with the control button.

(Advanced Flash):

Flashes to a farther distance by increasing the upper limit value of ISO sensitivity.

(Auto)(Default setting):

Flashes automatically operates in dark locations or when there is a backlight.


Flashes always operates.

(Slow Synchro):

Flashes always operates.

The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot background that is out of flash light.


Flashes does not operate.

When "White circular spots" appears in flash photos

These spots are caused by particles (dust, pollen, etc.) floating close to the lens. When they are accentuated by the camera’s flash, they appear as white circular spots.

How can the "White circular spots" be reduced?

  • Light the room and shoot the subject without flash.
  • If you select (High Sensitivity) mode in Scene Selection, [Flash] is automatically set to [Off].


  • While charging the flash, is displayed.
  • You cannot use flash during burst shooting.
  • (Advanced Flash) can be selected only in [Intelligent Auto] mode. When (Advanced Flash) is selected, the maximum size of [Still Image Size] is [5M]. If [Still Image Size] is set to larger than [5M], [Still Image Size] is set to [5M] automatically.
  • When shooting with flash and zoom is set to W, the shadow of the lens may appear on the screen, depending on shooting conditions. If this happens, set the zoom to T and shoot with flash again.