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Connecting the External Flash to Your Samsung NX500 Camera

Your external flash can help you capture better photos. See below for layout and mounting instructions.

The NX500 comes with an external flash. To see other external flash units with additional capabilities, click here to go to the Samsung accessories external flash page.

External Flash Layout

Samsung NX500 Camera External Flash Connect
  1. AF-Assist Light

  2. Hot-Shoe Fastening Dial

  3. Hot-shoe connection

Connecting the External Flash

  1. Mount the flash by sliding it into the hot-shoe.

    Samsung NX500 Camera External Flash Connect
  2. Lock the flash into place by turning the hot-shoe fastening dial clockwise.

    Samsung NX500 Camera External Flash Connect
  3.  Lift up the flash to use it.

    Samsung NX500 Camera External Flash Connect

Tips on Using the External Flash

  • You can capture a photo with a flash that is not fully charged, but re recommend using a fully charged flash.

  • The available options may differ depending on the shooting mode.

  • When you use Red-eye correction, there is an interval between two bursts of the flash. Do not move until the flash fires a second time.

  • SEF8A may not be compatible with other cameras.

  • For more information about optional flashes, refer to the user manual.

  • Use only Samsung-approved flashes. Using incompatible flashes may damage your camera.

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