Nikon COOLPIX L23 User Manual

Using the Flash

Using the Flash

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Using the Flash

The flash mode allows you to specify the settings according to shooting conditions.
• The flash has a range of approx. 0.3-5.0 m (1 ft.-16 ft.) when the camera is 

zoomed out all the way, and 0.6-2.0 m (2 ft.-6 ft. 7 in.) when the maximum 
optical zoom is applied.

• Note that when using easy auto mode (A 18), only U Auto (default setting) 

and W Off are available. When U Auto is applied, the camera automatically 
selects the optimum flash mode setting for the scene mode it has selected.

• When using Auto mode (A 46), certain scene modes (A 32), or smart portrait 

mode (

A 43), the following flash modes are available.

Selecting a Flash Mode

1

Press m (flash mode) on the multi selector.

The flash mode menu is displayed.

2

Press the multi selector H or I to select a 
mode and press the k button.

The icon for the selected flash mode is displayed.

When U (auto) is applied, D is only displayed for a 
few seconds, regardless of the Photo info settings 
(

A 98).

If a setting is not applied by pressing the 

k button 

within a few seconds, the selection will be cancelled.

U

Auto
Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.

V

Auto with red-eye reduction
Reduces “red-eye” in portraits (

A 27).

W

Off
Flash will not fire even when lighting is poor.

X

Fill flash
Flash fires when a picture is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows and back-lit subjects.

Y

Slow sync
Auto flash mode is combined with slow shutter speed.
Suitable for taking portraits with the night landscape as the background. Flash 
illuminates main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture background at 
night or under dim light.

Flash mode

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