Flash compensation is used to deliberately alter flash output, for example in order to change the brightness of the subject relative to the background. Via the [Flash compensation] item in the photo shooting menu, 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.
- Choose from values of from −3 to +1 in steps of 1/3.
- Higher values make the subject brighter, lower values darker.
- At values other than ±0.0, a Y icon will appear in the shooting display.
- Normal flash output can be restored by setting flash compensation to ±0.0. Flash compensation is not reset when the camera is turned off.