lUsing the Flash (Intelligent Flash)

When the flash is used, the camera’s Intelligent Flash system instantly analyzes the scene based on such factors as the brightness of the subject, its position in the frame, and its distance from the camera. Flash output and sensitivity are adjusted to ensure that the main subject is correctly exposed while preserving the effects of ambient background lighting, even in dimly-lit indoor scenes. Use the fl ash when lighting is poor, for example when shooting at night or indoors under low light.

1 Raise the flash.

Press the flash pop-up button to raise the flash.

Turning the Flash Off

Lower the fl ash where fl ash photography is prohibited or to capture natural lighting under dim light. At slow shutter speeds, kwill be displayed to warn that pictures may be blurred; use of a tripod is recommended.

2Choose a flash mode.

Press the selector right (l). The fl ash mode changes each time the selector is

pressed (some options are not available in all shooting modes; see pg. 123):



AUTO (no icon)

The fl ash fi res when required. Recommended in most situations.

l(fi ll fl ash)

The fl ash fi res whenever a picture is taken. Use for backlit subjects or for natural coloration

when shooting in bright light.



Capture both the main subject and the background under low light (note that brightly

m(slow sync)

lit scenes may be overexposed). Shutter speed may be as slow as 3 s in Omode. Use a