NX1 Camera: How to Adjust the Flash Settings on the Samsung NX1 Camera

Last Update date : Apr 09. 2018

Samsung NX1 Camera

To capture a realistic photo of a subject, the amount of light should be constant. When the light source varies, you can use a flash and supply a constant amount of light. Select appropriate settings according to a light source and a subject.

See below for instructions and options for flash settings.

Flash Types

Your camera comes with a built-in flash. You can also purchase external flash units with additional capabilities. Click here if you would like to go to the Samsung accessories external flash page.

See the manual, pages 119-121, for additional information about external flash settings (Click here to download the manual).


Using the Built-in Flash

To open the built-in flash, press the flash pop-up button. The flash does not fire when the built-in flash is closed.


Setting Flash Options

In Shooting mode (ready to take a photo), press MENU1Flash → (Choose an option - click on the list below to see all the options)

Flash Options










Off: The flash is off.





Smart Flash: The camera automatically adjusts the brightness of the flash according to the amount of light in the surrounding environment.





Auto: The flash automatically fires in dark locations.





Auto Red-eye: The flash automatically fires and reduces red-eye.





Fill-in: The flash fires whenever you capture a photo. (Brightness is automatically adjusted.)





Fill-in Red: The flash fires whenever you capture a photo and reduces red-eye.






1st Curtain: The flash fires immediately after the shutter opens. The camera captures a photo of a subject earlier in an action sequence clearly.






2nd Curtain: The flash fires just before the shutter closes. The camera captures a photo of a subject later in an action sequence clearly.






Hi-speed: If the shutter speed is faster than the camera’s sync speed (the shortest time taken to open and close the shutter), the flash will fire multiple times at high speed. The flash starts to fire while the shutter opens. This option can be set only when you attach a compatible, optional external flash. (SEF-580A)



Reducing the Red Eye Effect

Note: When the red-eye reduction function is used, there are two separate flashes. The subject should not move until after the second flash. If the subject is too far from the camera or moves after the first flash fires, red-eye may not be reduced.

When you capture a photo of a person in the dark using the flash, a red glow may appear in their eyes. To reduce this red-eye effect, select one of the red-eye options show above ("Auto Red-eye" or "Fill-in Red").


Reducing the Red Eye Effect

When the flash is on, you can adjust the flash intensity plus or minus 2 levels.

1. In Shooting mode (ready to take a picture), select MENU button → 1Flash.

2. Choose from the flash options (listed above).

3. Press DISP button (just above OK button).

4. Scroll command dial 1 or 2, or rotate the navigation button, or press [-/-] to adjust the flash intensity.



• You can also drag the slider or touch to adjust the intensity.

• Adjusting the flash intensity may not be effective when:

    ◦ The subject is too close to the camera.

    ◦ You set a high ISO sensitivity.

    ◦ The exposure value is too big or too small.

    ◦ It is too bright or too dark.

• In some shooting modes, you cannot use this function.

• If you attach an intensity-adjustable external flash to the camera, the intensity settings of the flash will be applied.

• If the subject is too close when you use the flash, some light may be blocked, resulting in a dark photo. Ensure that the subject is within the recommended range, which varies by lens.

• When a lens hood is attached, the light from the flash can be blocked by the hood. Remove the hood to use the flash.

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