Setting the Flash (PowerShot G9 X Mark II)
Article ID: ART167242 | Date published: 01/17/2017 | Date last updated: 01/17/2017


Setting the Flash (PowerShot G9 X Mark II)


Methods for setting the flash are explained in the following sections.

Setting the Flash to Fire for Each Shot (On)

When the [Flash] is set to [Auto], the flash does not fire if the surroundings are light. However, when shooting a backlit subject, the flash can be used to prevent the subject’s face from being obscured by shadows.
The procedure for setting the flash to fire for every shot is explained below.
  • The following section explains the setting procedures when the camera’s shooting mode has been set to [Program AE] ().

In some modes, setting the flash to fire for each shot is not available. Please refer to the table below.
: Available
: Not available
FunctionShooting Mode
Flash firing SCN
*Options vary depending on the assigned shooting mode.

1. Press the power button to turn the camera on.

2. Move the [Flash pop up] () switch to raise the flash.

3. Press the <> button to display the setting screen, and then touch the icon on the bottom left of the screen.
  • The flash mode cannot be changed by pressing the [ ] button when the flash is lowered. Move the [ ] switch to raise the flash, then configure the setting.
  • If the flash fires, vignetting may occur.

4. Touch the [ ] icon.

5. When the icon displayed on the screen changes to [ ], the setting is complete.

The following four flash modes can be set.
For more information about each of the individual modes, please refer to the camera’s instruction manual.
[Auto: ]
  • Fires automatically in low-light conditions.
[On: ]
  • Fires for each shot.
[Slow Synchro: ]
  • Fires to illuminate the main subject (such as people) while shooting at a slower shutter speed to illuminate backgrounds out of flash range.
[Off: ]
  • For shooting without the flash.

[Raise the flash] is displayed

When shooting in [AUTO] mode or [Hybrid Auto] mode in low-light conditions, [Raise the flash] may be displayed on the camera’s screen. In this case, please move the <> switch to raise the flash. As there is no automatic function to raise the flash, the flash will not fire unless it is raised manually.

When the message shown above is displayed, please move the <> switch to raise the flash as shown in the image below.

Flash Range

If your shots are dark despite the flash firing, move closer to the subject.
For details on the flash range, please refer to the table below.
Maximum wide angle ( )50 cm - 6.0 m (1.6 - 20 ft.)
Maximum telephoto ( )50 cm - 2.4 m (1.6 - 7.9 ft.)