Lumix DMC-ZS100, cannot turn flash on

Started Jan 1, 2019 | Questions thread
Anthony L New Member • Posts: 6
Re: Lumix DMC-ZS100, cannot turn flash on

Digital Nigel wrote:

acferrad wrote:

I have a Lumix DMC-ZS100. When I flick the flash up, the display still shows a circle with a line through the zigzag flash image which means flash is forced off. I have no idea how to toggle the flash mode to "force flash on" or "Auto". In Settings -> Rec, "Flash" is grayed out.

Are you using the electronic shutter, either explicitly or implicitly (eg, by choosing a very high shutter speed, or silent shutter? In particular, silent shutter deliberately disables the flash.

Thank God for this answer and this Forum.  That the camera doesn't explain this itself is one of the many problems of the grotesquely unfathomable in camera menu.  Yet the previous Panasonic Lumix point and shoots (to the FZ35) were 100% user friendly with menus that were the clearest in the business.  Now the menus are designed to conceal as much as possible!  Thanks again very much.

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