Using flash (sold separately)

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

For details on the flash, refer to the instruction manual for the flash.
  1. Attach the flash (sold separately) to the product.

  2. Shoot after you have turned on the flash and it is fully charged.
    blinking: Charging is in progress
    lit up: Charging is finished
    • The available flash modes depend on the shooting mode and function.


  • A flash cannot be used when [Shutter Type] is set to [Electronic Shutter].
  • A flash can be used during continuous shooting with [Shutter Type] set to [Auto]. The mechanical shutter will be used.
  • The light of the flash may be blocked if the lens hood is attached and the lower part of a recorded image may be shaded. Remove the lens hood.
  • When using the flash, stand 1 m or more away from the subject.
  • You cannot use the flash when recording movies. (You can use an LED light when using a flash (sold separately) with an LED light.)
  • Before attaching/removing an accessory such as a flash to/from the Multi Interface Shoe, turn off the product first. When attaching an accessory, make sure that the accessory is fixed securely to the product.
  • Do not use the Multi Interface Shoe with a commercially available flash that applies voltage of 250 V or more or has the reverse polarity of the camera. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
  • You can use a flash of the reverse polarity with the Sync Terminal. Please use a flash with a sync voltage of 400 V or less.
  • 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.
  • The corners of a recorded image may be shaded, depending on the lens.
  • When shooting with an external flash, light and dark stripes may appear on the image if the shutter speed is set to faster than 1/4000 seconds. If this occurs, Sony recommends shooting in the manual flash mode and setting the flash level to 1/2 or higher.
  • For details on compatible accessories for the Multi Interface Shoe, visit the Sony website, or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.