PowerShot SX510 HS Support
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Setting the Flash (Flash On) (PowerShot SX510 HS / SX170 IS)

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When setting [Flash] to [Auto], [Flash] is not activated if the surroundings are light. However, when shooting with the subject backlit, [Flash] is sometimes used not to make the subject dark. This section describes the setting to shoot the shots with constant flash.


In the following shooting modes, you cannot set the [Flash] to the [On] setting to make it fire every time you shoot.

- ⋖AUTO⋗ (), ⋖Low Light⋗ (), ⋖Fireworks⋗ (), ⋖High-Speed Burst⋗ (), ⋖Discreet Mode⋗ (), ⋖Movie⋗ ().

1. Press the ⋖Power⋗ button to turn the camera on.

2. Lift the flash.

3. Press the ⋖Flash⋗ button ().


The setting screen cannot be accessed by pressing the ⋖Flash⋗ () button when the flash is lowered. Lift the flash with your finger in advance.

4. Operate the ⋖directional buttons⋗ to select [Flash On] ().

Make sure [On] is selected.

5. If the following icon is displayed on the monitor, the setting process is complete.

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