Flash compensation

Flash compensation is an feature found on some digital cameras that allows the user to increase or decrease the flash power. This is done by manually changing a camera setting.

Flash compensation differs from exposure compensation in that it only changes the flash output and not exposure, aperture or shutter speed.

Flash compensation should be used when the automatic flash causes underexposure (too dark) or overexposure (too washed out) of a subject.

+1 Flash compensation

+2/3 Flash compensation

+2 Flash compensation

+1/3 Flash compensation

+3 Flash compensation

-1/3 Flash compensation

+4 Flash compensation

-2/3 Flash compensation

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2 Responses

  1. Gail Bjork says:

    Lu, you are absolutely correct. Don’t know how we missed this. Thank you for bringing it to our attention and the information has been updated and corrected.

  2. lu says:

    The exposures and settings look like they are reversed to me. Perhaps the author meant the flash compensation to read minus 1 to minus 4, instead of plus; that would explain why the photos get darker as the number of stops increase.
    A (-4) flash compensation would decrease the flash power and make a significantly darker image than a (-1) flash compensation. Right?