Flash compensation is used to deliberately alter flash output to, for example, change the brightness of the subject relative to the background. Flash output can be increased to make the main subject appear brighter, reduced to prevent glare, or otherwise fine-tuned to produce the desired result.

Adjusting Flash Compensation

Hold the N (Y) button and rotate the sub-command dial. The selected option will be displayed in the monitor, control panel, and viewfinder.

  • Flash output can set to values of from −3 to +1 EV.

  • At default settings, changes to flash output are made in increments of 1/3 EV. The size of the increment can be selected using Custom Setting b1 [EV steps for exposure cntrl].

  • In general, choose positive values for brighter lighting, negative values to ensure that the subject is not too brightly lit.

  • Normal flash output can be restored by setting flash compensation to ±0.0. Flash compensation is not reset when the camera is turned off.