Casio EX-Z1 User Manual (en)

Snapshot Tutorial
• Take care so your fingers and the strap do not block the flash.
• The desired effect may not be obtained when the subject is too far away or too 
• Flash charging time (page 145) depends on operating conditions (battery 
condition, ambient temperature, etc.).
• Shooting with flash turned off when lighting is dim results in a slow shutter speed, 
which can cause image blur due to camera movement. Under such conditions, 
secure the camera with a tripod, etc.
• With red eye reduction, the flash is fired automatically in accordance with 
exposure. It does not fire in areas where lighting is bright.
• The presence of outdoor sunlight, fluorescent lighting, or some other light source 
can cause abnormal image colors.
• Select “Flash Off” for the flash setting when shooting in areas where flash 
photograph is prohibited.
Red-eye Reduction
Using the flash to shoot at night or in a dimly lit room can cause red spots inside the 
eyes of people who are in the image. This is caused when the light from the flash 
reflects off of the retina of the eye. When red-eye reduction is selected as the flash 
mode, the camera fires a pre-flash to cause the irises in the eyes of any people in the 
image to close, which reduces the chance of red eye.
Note the following important points when using red-eye reduction.
• Red-eye reduction does not work unless the people in the image are looking 
directly at the camera (flash).
• Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the subjects are located far away from 
the camera.
Other Useful Flash Features
• Changing the flash intensity (page 70)