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[Question] Let me know about the flash.

You can select the flash mode that best suits your shooting conditions.
The default setting is [AUTO].

[Flash Range]
  • * When the ISO setting is set to [AUTO] or [ISO 400]
Wide-angle Approx. 20 cm to 3.0 m (from the front of the lens)
Telephoto Approx. 25 cm to 2.0 m (from the front of the lens)

The operations for selecting a flash mode are shown below.

1 Turn the mode dial to a shooting mode.
Turn the mode dial to a shooting mode.
2 Press the [ADJ./OK] button Flash(Flash).
Press the [ADJ./OK] button flash.
A symbol of the current flash mode is displayed at the upper left of the picture display.
This flash mode symbol at the upper left of the picture display blinks when the flash is charging. Once the flash is charged, the symbol stops blinking and lights steadily, and the camera is ready to shoot.
Press the [ADJ./OK] button Up Down to select the flash mode.
The following flash modes are as follows.

[Flash Modes]
Symbol Mode Description
Flash Off Flash Off The flash will not fire.
Auto Auto The flash fires automatically when the subject is poorly lit or backlit.
Red-Eye Flash Red-Eye Flash Reduces the red-eye phenomenon that makes people's eyes appear red in pictures.
Flash On Flash On * The flash fires regardless of the lighting conditions.
Flash Synchro Flash Synchro * The flash fires with the shutter speed slowed. This is useful when taking portrait pictures in a nightscape. Camera shake may occur, so the use of a tripod is recommended.
  • *: This function is not available in easy shooting mode.
The flash mode is retained until you press the [ADJ./OK] button toward Flash(Flash) again.
•  The flash does not fire when shooting movies, in continuous mode, in Multi-target AF, in Dynamic range double-shot and in Bracket shooting.
•  You can adjust the light intensity of the flash.
[How do I adjust the light intensity of the flash (Flash exposure compensation)?]
•  The auxiliary flash fires to increase the AE accuracy.
•  The flash mode setting for each Scene mode is shown below.
Scene Mode Flash Mode
Portrait Initial setting: [Flash Off]
Face Initial setting: [Flash Off]
Sports Initial setting: [Flash Off]
Landscape Fixed to [Flash Off]
Nightscape Only [Flash Off], [Auto], [Flash On], and [Flash Synchro] can be selected.
Initial setting: [Auto]
Night. Port. Only [Red-eye Flash] and [Flash Synchro] can be selected.
Initial setting: [Flash Synchro]
High Sens Initial setting: [Flash Off]
Zoom Macro Initial setting: [Flash Off]
Skew Correct Mode Initial setting: [Flash Off]
Text Mode Initial setting: [Flash Off]

Answer ID: EDC09040
Date created: July 9, 2009
Date modified: --
Product: CX1
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware Operations

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