In dark environments, use the flash to light up the subject while shooting and to prevent camera-shake. When shooting against the sun, use the flash to lighten the image of the backlit subject.
Press the (Flash pop-up) button to pop up the flash.
- Press the shutter button fully down.
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.
- While charging the flash, flashes. After charging is completed, the flashing icon will light up.
- The light of the flash may be blocked by the lens attached.
- The corners of a recorded image may be shaded, depending on the lens.
- When the monitor is tilted upward more than 90 degrees, it is difficult to operate the (Flash pop-up) button. 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.