Panasonic DMC-FX9 User Manual (en)

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Recording pictures (basic)
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Taking Pictures using the Built-in Flash
When you set the flash, you can take 
pictures using the built-in flash according to 
the recording condition.
A: Photo flash
Do not cover it with your finger or any other 
items.
∫ Switching to the appropriate flash 
setting
For the selectable flash settings, refer to 
“Available flash settings by recording 
mode” on P39.
: AUTO
The flash is automatically activated 
according to the recording condition.
: AUTO/Red-eye reduction
The flash is automatically activated 
according to the recording condition.
It reduces the red-eye phenomenon (eyes 
of the subject appear red in the picture) by 
triggering the flash before actually 
recording the picture. After that, the flash is 
activated for actual recording again.
• The flash is activated twice. The first 
flash is activated only for a preparation 
of actual recording. The subject should 
not move until the second flash is 
finished.
• Use this when you take pictures of 
people in low lighting conditions.
: 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.
: Forced ON/Red-eye reduction
• The flash setting is set to Forced ON/
Red-eye reduction only when you set 
[CANDLE LIGHT] (P61) or [PARTY] 
(P62) in scene mode.
: Slow sync./Red-eye reduction
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 you take pictures of 
people in front of a dark background.
: Forced OFF
The flash is not activated in any recording 
condition.
• Use this when you take pictures in 
places where the use of the flash is not 
permitted.