K-01 daylight flash problem (cross-post)

Started Mar 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
Baxter Bad
OP Baxter Bad Regular Member • Posts: 158
More tests this morning

Same tree taken with the FA43, FULL AUTO, no flash. Camera chose 1/160 at f/4, ISO 100:

With onboard flash set to Manual Discharge since flash will not fire in Auto mode as there is ample light. Camera chose 1/60 (as usual), at f/5.6, ISO 400 (it was about 8:15 am). This time the focus is sharp. On the shot I posted yesterday, I'm certain the camera picked a leaf that was closer in the foreground, so that was user error. Nothing wrong with the AF of this camera as far as I have seen:

Same scene but with Olympus EP3, set to Program because the EP3 does not allow forced flash in Full Auto mode. The flash setting in this case was FULL. Camera chose 1/160 at ISO 200, f/7.1. Since the tree is just beyond the range of the built-in flash's power, this is the result I would expect (as if no flash had fired):

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