My Nikon CoolpIx 7600 will no longer allow me to use a flash in auto (green camera icon) mode. Pressing the flash selector does nothing in this mode, but works fine in portrait, sport, scene, etc modes.
How do I get the auto mode to recognize the flash again?
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Nikon has several modes for flash. When you are in Full Auto then auto controls the flash. When you are in P mode then you determine if the flash should fire. The flash menu allows you to ALWAYS fire. NEVER FIRE and some other, Like RED-EYE modes. So put the camera in P and go to Flash menu and make sure it is ON.
The Nikon Coolpix is a compact digital camera that is well-suited for amateur to semi-professional photographers. Occasionally, some issues with the built-in flash can occur. If the hardware is damaged, the camera must be taken in for repairs. More often, problems occur because of obstructions or issues with the camera's settings and are easily repairable. Follow the troubleshooting guide to fix the built-in flash.
Instructions: 1.Ensure the Nikon Coolpix digital camera battery is fully charged. 2.Wait several seconds before pressing the shutter-release button if the "Flash Ready" indicator light is flashing red. Press the "Flash Mode" button once or twice to change the flash settings from "Off" to "On" or "Auto" if the "Flash Ready" indicator light is off. 3.Ensure there are no obstructions, like your finger or the camera strap, that are preventing the flash from firing if an error message appears on the display screen and the flash is not firing when the flash mode is set to automatic. 4.Press the flash back into the camera after every photo to ensure the flash always fires in "Auto" mode instead of just in low illumination settings. Press the flash back into the camera to turn off the flash in "Manual" mode; otherwise the flash will continually fire. 5.Change the auto focus setting from "Infinity" to "Auto," "Macro Closeup" or "Self-Timer" by pressing the "Focus Mode" button once, twice or three times to automatically turn the flash back on. 6.Use only Nikon external flash accessories to avoid damage to the built-in flash and camera circuits.
You see the 'lighting' symbol at the top of the round 4-way switch on
the back of the camera - while in the record mode, pressing the 'up'
switch will cycle thru the various flash settings: Auto, Fill-in,
Red-Eye reduction, Off. On the Flash settings, turn it from auto to off Hope this helped?
Turning the Flash Off and On:
1. With the camera in any user set, repeatedly press the Flash/ISO button on the lens barrel until the flash cancel icon (a lightning bolt in a circle with a slash through it) is displayed on the control panel and screen.
2. When finished, to return to the default setting, press the Flash/ISO button until AUTO and the lightning bolt icon are displayed on the control panel and no flash icon is displayed on the screen.
If it still doesnt help:
1. Check that batteries are fresh.
2. Check that camera hasn't been set for no-flash mode.
3. Give the flash time to charge before pressing shutter.