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N N Using the Flash (Intelligent Flash) Using the Flash (Intelligent Flash)
When the ﬂ ash 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 pre-
serving the eﬀ ects 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.
Press the selector right (N) and choose from the fol-
lowing ﬂ ash modes:
((AUTO FLASHAUTO FLASH))The ﬂ ash ﬁ res when required. Recommended in most situations.
((FORCED FLASHFORCED FLASH))
The ﬂ ash ﬁ res whenever a picture is taken. Use for backlit subjects or for natural
coloration when shooting in bright light.
((SUPPRESSED FLASHSUPPRESSED FLASH))
The ﬂ ash does not ﬁ re even when the subject is poorly lit. Use of a tripod is
((SLOW SYNCHROSLOW SYNCHRO))
Capture both the main subject and the background under low light (note that
brightly lit scenes may be overexposed).