Taking Pictures using the Built-in Flash. Panasonic DMCLX2

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Taking Pictures using the Built-in Flash

n

To open the flash

Slide the [ < OPEN] switch

A

.

A n

Switching to the appropriate flash setting

Set the flash setting of the built-in flash according to the scene to be recorded.

1

Press

q

[

<

].

FLASH

AUTO

AUTO/RED-EYE

FORCED FLASH ON

SLOW SYNC./RED-EYE

B

B

: Photo flash

• Do not cover the photo flash with your fingers or any other items.

SELECT SET

MENU

2

Press

e

/

r

or

q

[

<

] to switch the flash setting.

FLASH

AUTO

AUTO/RED-EYE

FORCED FLASH ON

SLOW SYNC./RED-EYE

or

n

To close the flash

Press the flash until it clicks.

• To close the flash securely, press the centre of the flash until it clicks. When you press on the edge, locking the flash may become difficult.

• Be sure to close the flash when not in use.

• The flash setting is fixed to Forced OFF

[ v ] while the flash closes.

SET

MENU

SELECT

• When 5 seconds pass without any operation, the setting selected at the time is automatically adopted.

• For the flash setting contents, refer to

“Flash setting” (P43). For the selectable flash setting, refer to “Available flash settings by recording mode” (P43).

3

Press [MENU/SET].

• You can also press the shutter button halfway to finish.

• You can also use the joystick for performing steps

2

and

3

.

To select To set

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Flash setting

r

: AUTO

The flash is automatically activated according to the recording condition.

s

: AUTO/Red-eye reduction*

1

The flash is automatically activated according to the recording condition. It reduces the red-eye phenomenon (eyes of the subject appear red in photo flash) by triggering the flash before actually recording the picture.

After that, the flash is activated for actual recording again.

• Use this when you take pictures of people in low lighting conditions.

Advanced n

Available flash settings by recording mode

The available flash settings depend on the recording mode.

( e : Available, —: Not available)

* 1 * 2 t

: Forced ON

The flash is activated every time regardless of the recording condition.

• Use this when your subject is back-lit or under fluorescent light.

q

: Forced ON/Red-eye reduction*

1

• In [PARTY] (P64) or [CANDLE LIGHT]

(P65) in scene mode, the flash mode is set to Forced ON/Red-eye reduction.

u

: Slow sync./Red-eye reduction*

1

When you take a picture with a dark background landscape, this feature makes the shutter speed slow when the flash is activated, so that the dark background landscape will become bright. Simultaneously it reduces the red-eye phenomenon.

• Use this when taking pictures of people in front of a dark background.

v

: Forced OFF

The flash is not activated in any recording condition.

• Use this when taking pictures in places where the use of the flash is not permitted.

*1 When the backlight compensation is off

*2 When the backlight compensation is on

• The flash setting may change when you change the recording mode. Make flash settings in various recording modes according to your preference and available settings shown in the above table.

*

1

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

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The available flash range to take pictures

The available flash range to take pictures depends on the ISO sensitivity selected

(P83).

ISO sensitivity

AUTO

Available flash range

Advanced n

Shutter speed for each flash mode

ISO

ISO100

ISO200

ISO400

ISO800

ISO1600

60 cm to 4.9 m (Wide)

30 cm to 2.8 m (Tele)

60 cm to 4.9 m (Wide)

30 cm to 2.8 m (Tele)

60 cm to 1.9 m (Wide)

30 cm to 1.1 m (Tele)

60 cm to 2.7 m (Wide)

30 cm to 1.5 m (Tele)

60 cm to 3.9 m (Wide)

40 cm to 2.2 m (Tele)

80 cm to 5.5 m (Wide)

60 cm to 3.1 m (Tele)

115 cm to 5.7 m (Wide)

90 cm to 3.2 m (Tele)

• The available flash range is an approximation.

• Refer to P28 for the focus range.

• Refer to P83 for the ISO sensitivity.

• If ISO sensitivity is set to [AUTO] or [

ISO when using the flash, it will be automatically increased to a maximum of

]

[ISO640].

• To avoid picture noises, we recommend reducing the ISO sensitivity, setting

[NOISE REDUCTION] in [PICT.ADJ.] to

[HIGH] or setting the items except [NOISE

REDUCTION] to [LOW] to take pictures.

(P90)

• In motion picture mode [ i ] (P74),

[SCENERY] (P62), [NIGHT SCENERY]

(P63), [FIREWORKS] (P65), [STARRY

SKY] (P66), [AERIAL PHOTO] (P67) or

[HIGH SENS.] (P67) in scene mode, the flash mode is fixed to Forced OFF [ v

] even if the flash is open.

Flash mode

r

: AUTO s

: AUTO/Redeye reduction t q

: Forced ON

: Forced ON/

Red-eye reduction

Shutter speed

(sec.)

1/30 to 1/2000

1/30 to 1/2000

1/30 to 1/2000 u

: Slow sync./

Red-eye reduction

1 to 1/2000 v

: Forced OFF 1 to 1/2000

(In Programme AE mode)

• Refer to P54 for the Aperture-priority AE,

Shutter-priority AE or Manual exposure mode.

• The settings may be different from those shown here if you are using scene modes.

– [NIGHT SCENERY] (P63):

8 seconds to 1/2000th of a second

– [FIREWORKS] (P65):

1/4th of a second, 2 seconds

– [STARRY SKY] (P66):

15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds

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Adjusting flash output

Adjust the flash output when the subject is small or reflection ratio is extremely high or low.

1

Press

2 e

[

C

] several times until

[ FLASH] appears and then press

w

/

q

to set the flash output.

FLASH

SELECT EXIT

MENU

• You can adjust from [-2 EV] to [+2 EV] in steps of [1/3 EV].

• Select [0 EV] to return to the original flash output.

Press [MENU/SET] to finish.

You can also press the shutter button halfway to finish.

• When the flash output is adjusted, the flash output value appears on the upper left of the screen.

• The flash output setting is memorised even if the camera is turned off.

• In Auto mode [ 0 ], motion picture mode [ i ], and [SCENERY] (P62),

[NIGHT SCENERY] (P63),

[FIREWORKS] (P65), [STARRY SKY]

(P66), [AERIAL PHOTO] (P67) or

[HIGH SENS.] (P67) in scene mode, you cannot adjust the flash output.

• Do not look directly at the flash at close range when it is activated.

• Do not bring the flash too close to objects or close the flash while it is activated. The objects may be discoloured by its heat or lighting.

• Do not cover the photo flash with your fingers or any other items.

• In economy mode, the LCD monitor turns off and the status indicator blinks while the flash is charged. [This does not happen when using the AC adaptor

(DMW-AC5; optional).]

If the remaining battery power is low, the length of time that the LCD monitor turns off to charge may become longer.

• The flash icon turns red when activating the flash and pressing the shutter button halfway.

• When the jitter alert appears, we recommend using a tripod.

• When you take a picture beyond the available flash range, the exposure may not be adjusted properly and the picture may become bright or dark.

• When taking a picture with the flash, the white balance will be automatically adjusted [except for [ x ] (Daylight), [ ] (Flash)], but the white balance may not be properly adjusted if the photo flash is insufficient. (P81)

• When the shutter speed is fast, the flash effect may not be sufficient.

• When you repeat taking a picture, recording may be disabled even if the flash is activated. Take a picture after the access indication disappears.

• When the flash is being charged, the flash icon blinks red, and you cannot take a picture even when you press the shutter button fully.

• Do not close the flash immediately after using a secondary light source, for example

AUTO/Red-eye reduction [ s ]. Doing so can damage the camera.

• The red-eye reduction effect differs between people. Also, if the subject was far away from the camera or was not looking at the first flash, the effect may not be evident.

• When you set burst mode or auto bracket, only 1 picture is recorded for every flash activated.

• You can extend the shutter speed by up to

1/8 by using exposure compensation.

• Sand or seawater may cause the camera to malfunction. Make sure that sand or seawater does not come in touch with the flash.

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