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Use the built-in flash for additional lighting when shooting at night or indoors under low light.

  1. Slide the N (flash pop-up) lever as shown.

  2. Press [MENU/OK] to display the shooting menu.

  3. Highlight p[FLASH SET-UP] > [FLASH MODE] in the shooting menu and press [MENU/OK] to view flash options.

  4. Highlight one of the following options and press [MENU/OK].

    Mode Description
    The flash fires when required. Recommended in most situations.
    The flash fires whenever a picture is taken. Use for backlit subjects or for natural coloration when shooting in bright light.
    M[RED EYE & SLOW]*
    Capture both the main subject and the background under low light (note that brightly lit scenes may be overexposed).
    The flash fires immediately before the shutter closes.
    D[COMMANDER] The built-in flash can be used to control optional remote flash units.
    P[SUPPRESSED FLASH] The flash does not fire even when the subject is poorly lit. A tripod is recommended.

    * Red-eye removal is available in these modes when Intelligent Face Detection is active and red-eye removal is on. Red-eye removal minimizes "red-eye" caused when light from the flash is reflected from the subject’s retinas.

Depending on the distance to the subject, some lenses may cast shadows in photos taken with the flash.

The flash may contact accessories mounted on the hot shoe. If necessary, remove accessories before raising the flash.

If p is displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway, the flash will fire when the photo is taken.

Except in commander mode, the flash may fire several times with each shot. Do not move the camera until shooting is complete.

Flash Sync Speed

The flash will synchronize with the shutter at shutter speeds of 1/180 s or slower.

Optional Flash Units from Fujifilm

The camera can be used with optional Fujifilm shoe-mounted flash units.

Third-Party Flash Units

Do not use third-party flash units that apply over 300 V to the camera hot shoe.