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D Using the Built-in Flash
In bright light, decrease the ISO speed.
If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks, decrease the ISO
Detach the lens hood. Do not get too close to the subject.
If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject,
the bottom of the picture may look dark due to the obstructed flash.
For important shots, check the image on the LCD monitor to make
sure the flash exposure looks natural (not dark at the bottom).
Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can
reduce red eye.
Red-eye reduction will function in any shooting mode except <7>,
<3>, <5>, <x>, or <G>.
Under the [z1] tab, select [Red-eye
reduc.], then press <0>.
Select [Enable], then press <0>.
For flash photography, when you
press the shutter button halfway, the
red-eye reduction lamp will light up.
Then when you press the shutter
button completely, the picture will be
3 Red-eye Reduction
The red-eye reduction feature is more effective when the subject looks at
the red-eye reduction lamp, when the room is well lit, or when you are
close to the subject.
When you press the shutter button halfway, the
scale display on the bottom of the viewfinder will
shrink and turn off. For best results, take the picture
after this scale display turns off.
The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the