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Selecting A Flash Mode - Sony DSC-F717 Operating Instructions (primary manual) Operating Instructions Manual

Cyber-shot® cameras: cyber-shot® digital still camera.
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Selecting a flash mode

, Set the mode dial to
press v ( ) on the control
button repeatedly to select a
flash mode.
Each time you press v ( ), the indicator
changes as follows.
No indicator (Auto): The flash
automatically pops up and strobes when the
surroundings are dark (default).
(Forced flash): The flash strobes
regardless of the surrounding brightness.
(No flash): The flash does not strobe.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first so that the menu disappears.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode dial is set to
(Clip Motion).
• You can change the brightness of the flash with
[FLASH LEVEL] in the menu settings
(page 107). (You cannot change the brightness
of the flash while the mode dial is set to
• When [ISO] is set to [AUTO] in the menu
settings, the recommended shooting distance
using the built-in flash is approximately 0.3 m
to 4.5 m (11 7/8 inches to 177 1/4 inches).
, and
When it is not set to [AUTO], the flash may be
ineffective even if the flash level is changed.
• When using the Auto or
mode, you may notice some noise in the
image when you look at the screen in a dark
place, but this will have no effect on the shot
While charging the flash, the /CHG lamp
flashes. After the charging is complete, the
lamp goes out.
• When you press the shutter button halfway
down while the flash is strobing, the
lamp turns on.
• You can mount an external flash on this camera
(page 63).
• Attaching a conversion lens (not supplied) may
block the light from the built-in flash or cause
the lens shadow to appear.
To reduce the red-eye
phenomenon when shooting
live subjects
S, A, M, SCN or
the SET UP settings (page 110).
indicator appears on the screen, and the
flash pre-strobes before shooting to reduce
the red-eye phenomenon.
(Forced flash)
• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired
effects depending on individual differences, the
distance to the subject, if the subject does not
see the pre-strobe, or other conditions.


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