Article ID : 00006962 / Last Modified : 04/11/2017

The Built-In Flash Strobes Even When There Is Sufficient Lighting

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Cause

The flash on your camera automatically strobes even if there is enough light in the following situations:

  • When the flash setting is set to ON
  • When the flash setting is set to AUTO and there is a bright light source behind the subject

Solution

If you don't want to use the flash, set the flash setting to OFF. Depending on your camera, there may be a flash button with an icon that looks like a lightning bolt, that you can press to change the flash setting. For other cameras, you can change the flash settings through the camera's menu or through the control dial.

Flash Icon

Note: For model-specific information about how to change the flash settings, refer to your camera's manual. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

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