Choose the flash sync speed.

  • 1/200 s (Auto FP): Auto FP high-speed sync is enabled with compatible flash units and the maximum sync speed for other flash units is set to 1/200 s. When the camera shows a shutter speed of 1/200 s in mode P or A, auto FP high-speed sync will be activated if the actual shutter speed is faster than 1/200 s, and shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000 s can be selected by the camera (modes P and A) or by the user (modes S and M).
  • 1/200 s–1/60 s: Set the maximum flash sync speed to the selected value.

Fixing Shutter Speed at the Flash Sync Speed Limit

To fix shutter speed at the sync speed limit in mode S or M, choose a speed one setting slower than the slowest speed possible (30 s or Time). A flash sync indicator (“X”) will appear in the display and control panel together with the flash sync speed.

Auto FP High-Speed Sync

Auto FP high-speed sync allows the flash to be used at the highest shutter speed supported by the camera, making it possible to choose the maximum aperture for reduced depth of field even in bright sunlight. The flash information display shows “FP” when 1/200 s (Auto FP) is selected.

A Custom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings

a: Autofocus

b: Metering/exposure

c: Timers/AE lock

d: Shooting/display

e: Bracketing/flash

f: Controls

g: Movie