Panasonic DMC-FX500 Operating Instruction

Taking Pictures using the Built in Flash

Taking Pictures using the Built in Flash

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Advanced (Recording pictures)

[REC] mode: 

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Taking Pictures using the Built-in Flash

Set the flash to match the recording.

Move 

1 [‰].

Move 

3/4 to select a mode.

• You can also move 

1 [‰] to select.

• For information about flash settings that can be 

selected, refer to “Available flash settings by recording 
mode”. (P43)

Press [MENU/SET].

• You can also press the shutter button halfway to finish.
• The menu screen disappears after about 5 seconds. At this time, the selected item is 

automatically set.

¢ The flash is activated twice. The subject should not move until the second flash is 

activated.

A Photo flash
Do not cover it with your fingers or other objects.

Switching to the appropriate flash setting

Item

Description of settings

‡: AUTO

The flash is automatically activated when the recording conditions make 
it necessary.

AUTO/Red-eye 
reduction

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The flash is automatically activated when the recording conditions make 
it necessary.
It is activated once before the actual recording to reduce the red-eye 
phenomenon (eyes of the subject appearing red in the picture) and then 
activated again for the actual recording.
• Use this when you take pictures of people in low lighting conditions.

‰: Forced flash ON

Forced ON/Red-eye 
reduction

¢

The flash is activated every time regardless of the recording conditions.
• Use this when your subject is back-lit or under fluorescent light.
• The flash setting is set to [

] only when you set [PARTY] or 

[CANDLE LIGHT] in scene mode. (P54)

Slow sync./Red-eye 
reduction

¢

If you take a picture with a dark background landscape, this feature will 
slow the shutter speed when the flash is activated so that the dark 
background landscape will become bright. Simultaneously it reduces the 
red-eye phenomenon.
• Use this when you take pictures of people in front of a dark 

background.

Œ: Forced flash OFF

The flash is not activated in any recording conditions.
• Use this when you take pictures in places where the use of the 

flash is not permitted.

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