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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 800]
Wide-angle Approx. 20 cm to 3.0 m (from the front of the lens)
Telephoto Approx. 28 cm to 4.0 m (from the front of the lens)

The operations for selecting a flash mode are shown below.

  • 1Turn 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.
  • Flash options will appear in the screen like below.
  • Flash mode options

  • 3Press the [ADJ./OK] button Up or down to choose a flash mode.
    • 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.
  • The 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 in the following modes or shooting; the Movie mode, the Continuous mode, Multi-target AF, the Dynamic range double-shot mode, and Bracketing.
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]
Sports Initial setting: [Flash Off]
Night. Port. Only [Red-eye Flash] and [Flash Synchro] can be selected.
Initial setting: [Flash Synchro]
Landscape Fixed to [Flash Off]
Nightscape Only [Flash Off], [Auto], [Flash On], and [Flash Synchro] can be selected.
Initial setting: [Auto]
High Sens Initial setting: [Flash Off]
Discreet Mode Fixed at [Flash Off]
Zoom Macro Initial setting: [Flash Off]
High Contrast B&W Initial setting: [Flash Off]
Miniaturize Initial setting: [Flash Off]
Skew Correct Mode Initial setting: [Flash Off]
Text Mode Initial setting: [Flash Off]
There was an error in flash range discriptions in some booklet of the camera user guide. We correct it as below.

page 43, and page 230 (in the English version) :
  • *When the ISO setting is set to [AUTO] or[ISO 800]Telephoto : Approx28 cm to 4.0 m(from the front of the lens)

The corrected version is available in the manual download site.
[CX2 manual PDF downloads]
Answer ID: EDC09240
Date created: September 4, 2009
Date modified: September 17, 2009
Product: CX2
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware Operations

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