A pre-flash is fired to obtain the subject's exposure data to adjust the main
flash to the optimal Intensity (flash exposure compensation). When [RED
EYE@ ] is set, the pre-flash fires between the flash for red-eye reduction and
the main firing.
The flash will not fire in the following cases:
- When you press the EXP button in [AUTO
or [RED-EYE@ ] mode.
- During auto exposure bracketing (the flash mark appears in purple).
- When a shutter speed of 1/2000 is set in CAMERA mode (the flash mark
appears in purple). However, if [FLASH ON
] is selected, the shutter speed
becomes set to 1/1000 and the flash fires.
- When an abnormality occurs during charging (the flash mark flashes in red).
- When the multi-image screen is selected, when you are recording movies
onto a tape or when [STILL
REC] is set to [OFF] (no flash mark appears).
We recommend not USing the flash when the wide attachment (supplied with
the ELURA70), the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter is attached. Their
shadows appear on the screen.
The flash mode cannot be selected when exposure is locked, or after the first
still image in Stitch Assist mode.
The red-eye reduction mode cannot be used in stitch assist mode.
About the AF-Assist Lamp:
When recording still Images With flash, the AF-assist lamp (white LED) lights up
responding to the brightness of the subject to enable the camcorder to focus
more accurately. The AF-assist lamp lights up when you focus manually while
the PHOTO button is pressed halfway and turns off after a short time.
The camcorder may not be able to focus even though the
The AF-assist lamp lights up brightly. Consider turning off the AF-assist lamp
In public places such as in restaurants or theaters.
Turn off the AF-assist lamp in places where flash photography is prohibited.