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[Question] Details on the flash modes.

To use the flash, slide the flash open switch down to raise the flash. The flash only fires when raised.

To use the flash, slide the flash open switch down to raise the flash.

You can change the flash mode by pressing the flash button when the flash is raised. The default setting is [Auto].
You can change the flash mode by pressing the flash button when the flash is raised.

The flash mode icon appears in the center of the picture display when the flash button is pressed. You can change the flash mode by pressing the flash button.
The flash mode icon appears in the center of the picture display when the flash button is pressed. You can change the flash mode by pressing the flash button.
The symbol for the selected flash mode is displayed in the top left corner of the picture display.

The kinds of the flash mode are shown below.

Symbol Mode Description
Flash Off Flash Off The flash is off and will not fire.
Auto Auto The flash fires automatically when required.
Red-Eye Flash Red-Eye Flash Reduces "red-eye" in portraits taken with the flash.
Flash On Flash On The flash fires with every shot.
Flash Synchro. Flash Synchro. Combines the flash with slow shutter speeds. Use when taking portraits that include details of the background at night. Use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blur.
Manual Flash Manual Flash The flash fires with every shot; flash output is fixed at the level selected for [Manual Flash Amount].

  • The flash has a range of approximately 20 cm to 3.0 m, measured from the front of the lens when ISO is set to [Auto] (equivalent to ISO 125).
  • The Autofocus/Flash lamp blinks while the flash charges. Photos can be taken when the flash is charged (lamp off).

[Notes]

  • Close the flash cover when it is not in use.
  • The flash mode settings remain in effect until they are changed using the flash button.
  • The flash turns off automatically in Movie, Continuous, Auto Bracket, White Balance Bracket, Color Bracket and Dynamic Range Double-shot modes.
  • When using AAA alkaline batteries, nickel-metal hydride batteries, the picture display turns off when the flash is charging.
  • The flash emits a pre-flash to increase the AE accuracy (except when the flash mode is set to [Manual Flash]).

[Cautions]

  • The built-in flash is not available with conversion lenses or lens hoods.
  • The flash amount is not automatically adjusted in [Manual Flash].
  • Do not use the flash unit in close proximity to your subjects' eyes. Particular care should be observed when photographing infants. Do not direct the flash at the operator of a motor vehicle.
  • The built-in flash is not available when an optional flash is used.
point The following flash settings are available in the GR DIGITAL III.
Flash exposure compensation
  This is a good condition for such as; you’d like to reduce the flash light to be overexposed by the flash, or a case in which you’d like to use an auxiliary light to make less of a shadow on the subject in backlit conditions.
You can choose how the flash synchronizes with the shutter by selecting [1st Curtain] or [2nd Curtain].
  [1st Curtain], which is useful for normal use, fires the flash when the shutter release button is pressed. However, [2nd Curtain] is useful for shooting moving subjects in slow synchronization because it allows you to shoot more natural trails of light.
 
Answer ID: EDCG09327
Date created: October 22, 2009
Date modified: --
Product: GR DIGITAL III
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware Operations
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