Nikon D3000 User Manual (en)

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The flash modes listed on the previous page may combine one or more of the 
following settings, as shown by the flash mode icon:
• AUTO (auto flash): When lighting is poor or subject is back lit, flash pops up automatically 
when shutter-release button is pressed halfway and fires as required.
Y (red-eye reduction): Use for portraits. Red-eye reduction lamp lights before flash fires, 
reducing “red-eye.”
j (off): Flash does not fire even when lighting is poor or subject is back-lit.
• SLOW (slow sync): Shutter speed slows automatically to capture background lighting at 
night or under low light. Use to include background lighting in portraits.
• REAR (rear-curtain sync): Flash fires just before shutter closes, creating a stream of light 
behind moving light sources (below at right). If this icon is not displayed, flash will fire 
as the shutter opens (front-curtain sync; the effect this produces with moving light 
sources is shown below at left).
Front-curtain sync
Rear-curtain sync
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Choosing a Flash Mode
The flash mode can also be 
selected by pressing the 
button and rotating the 
command dial (in PSA, and M 
modes, raise the flash before 
using the 
M button to choose 
the flash mode).
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M button
Command 
dial
Information display
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The Built-in Flash
Remove lens hoods to prevent shadows. The flash has a minimum range of 0.6 m (2 ft.) and 
can not be used in the macro range of macro zoom lenses.
The shutter release may be briefly disabled to protect the flash after it has been used for 
several consecutive shots. The flash can be used again after a short pause.
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Shutter Speeds Available with the Built-in Flash
The following shutter speeds are available with the built-in flash.
Mode
Shutter speed
Mode
Shutter speed
i, k, p, PA
1
/
200
1
/
60
s
S
1
/
200
–30 s
n
1
/
200
1
/
125
s
M
1
/
200
–30 s, bulb
o
1
/
200
–1 s