Nikon Nikon 1 AW1 Reference Manual (en)

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Choose a flash control mode for the built-in and optional flash
units.
Flash compensation alters flash output
from the level suggested by the camera,
changing the brightness of the main sub-
ject relative to the background.  Choose
from values between –3 EV (darker) and
+1 EV (brighter) in increments of 
1
/
3
EV; in
general, positive values make the subject brighter while nega-
tive values make it darker.
Y
 icon is displayed when flash com-
pensation is in effect.  Normal flash out-
put can be restored by setting flash
compensation to ±0.  Flash compensa-
tion is not reset when the camera is
turned off.
Flash Control
TTL
Flash output is adjusted automatically in response to shoot-
ing conditions (TTL flash control).
Manual
Choose a flash level between Full
and 1/32 (
1
/
32
 of full power).  At full
power, the built-in flash has a guide
number of about 5/16 (m/ft, ISO
100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, the
guide number is about 6.3/20.7).
Y icon flashes in the display
during flash photography when
this option is selected.
Flash Compensation