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.
    (Charging flash icon) blinking: Charging is in progress
    (Charging flash icon) lit up: Charging is finished
    • The available flash modes depend on the shooting mode and function.


  • For some flash models, flash shooting can be performed throughout the range of the shutter speed of the camera regardless of the conventional high-speed sync (HSS) flash control setting. However, increasing the shutter speed will change the amount of exposure from the flash-light.
    Refer to the dedicated support page for details.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Depending on the shooting conditions, the flash output level may differ between when shooting and when performing a test flash.
  • When shooting with HSS with an external flash, the brightness of the image may vary with each shot if the shutter speed is set faster than 1/4000 second. 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.