Shooting with Slow Sync (Shooting the dark background with flash)
When you shoot a portrait outdoors at night with a dark background, a normal use of flash will
capture a clear image of the subject, but the background is out of flash range and will be too
dark. In such a case, slow sync shooting (shooting with the flash and a slow shutter speed)
allows you to capture a clear image of both the subject and the background.
1 Pull up the built-in flash.
2 Shoot with the SLOW SYNC button pressed.
in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor lights up to indicate the exposure is locked.
• Use of a tripod is recommended because of the slower shutter speed.
• In shutter speed priority mode or manual mode, slow sync shooting is not available using the AEL (AE
• You can set the camera to keep the slow sync mode after the SLOW SYNC button is released with [AEL
button] in the
Custom menu (page 107).
Using the flash sync terminal
You can use a flash equipped with a flash sync cord.
Open the cover of the flash sync terminal and plug the cord in.
• Select the manual exposure mode and set the shutter speed to 1/200 second with the Super SteadyShot on
or 1/250 second with the Super SteadyShot off. If the shutter speed recommended on the flash is slower
than that, use the recommended speed or an even slower speed.
• Use a flash with a flash sync voltage of 400V or less.
SLOW SYNC button
Flash sync terminal