Flash in silent mode

Silent mode is for the situation in which sound and flash are objectionable. Therefore in the factory setting flash is deactivated in silent mode. In some situations, you might like to use flash in silent mode. For example when you would like to use flash in focus bracketing or HighRes mode. To activate flash you have to make the following settings.

Backside of E-M1 Mark III with highlighted menu button

1 Press the “Menu” button to open the menu and choose the menu “Camera2”.

Menu screenshot to activate flash in silent mode

2 Choose “Anti-Shock / Silent” and press the right cursor button.

menu screenshot

3 Choose “Silent Mode Settings” and press again the cursor button to the right.

menu screenshot

4 Choose “Flash Mode” and press right again. Choose “Allow” and press the “OK” button.

Attention: When you are using in silent mode the flash shortest sync time is 1/60 sec. (E-M1X, E-M1 Mark III, E-M1 Mark II, and E-M5 Mark III) respectively 1/15 sec. (E-M5 Mark II, PEN-F, and E-M10 series)