Article ID : 00012126 / Last Modified : 02/28/2014

The flash does not strobe.

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Check the following if the flash does not strobe when trying to take a picture:

  1. Make sure the flash is securely attached to the camera.
  2. Make sure the flash is in the raised position.

    NOTE: Press the flash pop-up button to raise the flash. The flash does not fire unless it is raised.

IMPORTANT: If the flash icon is blinking on the LCD screen, then the flash is being charged. The camera shutter does not release while the flash is charging. This is normal operation.

If the flash still does not strobe after checking the above, the camera may be set to a mode that disables the flash. The flash does not strobe when the following modes are being used:

  • Bracket: Cont.
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Night View
  • Hand-held Night Shot
  • Anti Motion Blur
  • Movie recording