Pentax Optio S5i User Manual (en)

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Flash Modes
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Press the 
b
 button in Capture mode.
The flash mode changes each time the button is pressed and the icon 
appears on the LCD monitor.
The camera is ready to take pictures in the selected flash mode.
Selecting the Flash Mode
(No 
icon)
Auto
The flash discharges automatically depending on the light 
conditions.
a
Flash off
The flash will not discharge, regardless of the brightness. 
Use this mode to take pictures at dusk or in museums etc. 
where flash photography is prohibited.
b
Flash on
The flash discharges regardless of the brightness.
c
Auto + 
red-eye reduction
This mode reduces the phenomenon of red eyes caused by 
the light from the flash being reflected in the subject’s eyes. 
The flash discharges automatically.
d
Flash On + 
red-eye reduction
This mode reduces the phenomenon of red eyes caused by 
the light from the flash being reflected in the subject’s eyes.
The flash will discharge regardless of lighting conditions.
• The flash is off when the Capture mode is set to 
(Movie mode), 
N (Marine Movie mode), Continuous Shooting, Infinity-
Landscape, or Super Macro mode.
• The flash discharges a total of three times, two pre-flashes and the 
third time to take the picture. (In the red-eye reduction modes, the 
interval between the pre-flashes and the main flash is longer.)
Status of the Focus Status Lamp and Flash Status Lamp 
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Saving the Flash Mode 
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Using the flash in Macro mode may cause the image to be 
overexposed.
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