Using the Flash
Use the flash when you take pictures at night, indoors, or outdoors in heavy
shadows. Flash is effective between 1.6-16.7 ft (0.5-5.1 m) in Wide angle and
between 2.5-8.5 ft (0.75-2.6 m) in Telephoto.
The flash setting can be changed in any Still mode. The default flash setting is
restored when you exit the mode or turn off the camera (see
Turning On the Flash
button repeatedly to scroll
through the flash options.
The active flash icon is displayed in the
camera screen status area (
Auto* (default)—flash fires
when the lighting conditions
Off—flash never fires.
Fill—flash fires every time you
take a picture, regardless of the
Red-eye*—flash fires once so
the subject’s eyes become
accustomed to the flash, then
fires again when the picture is
taken. (If the lighting
conditions require flash but do
not require Red-eye reduction,
the flash may fire only once.)
* The flash may fire, even in bright outdoor conditions, if the background is
brighter than your subject.