Camera Functions

Flash Photography

Most digital SLR cameras are equipped with a pop-up flash. In P, S, A, and M modes, the flash must be turned on or off manually. Turning the flash off when photographing poorly lit subjects may result in slower shutter speeds and blurred shots or heavy shadows in backlit subjects. Using the flash prevents blur and ensures that backlit subjects are not in shadow.

Flash on
Flash off


01. Choose a metering method.

Select matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted metering to activate i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR. Standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR is activated automatically when spot metering is selected.
02. Press the flash pop-up button.

The built-in flash will pop up and begin charging. When the flash is fully charged, the flash-ready indicator will light.
03. Choose a flash mode.

Press the Flash button and rotate the main command dial until the desired flash mode icon is displayed in the control panel.
04. Check exposure (shutter speed and aperture).

Press the shutter-release button halfway and check shutter speed and aperture. The effects of the flash can be previewed by pressing the Pv button to emit a modeling flash.

Compose the photograph, focus, and shoot.

1: Pv button

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