Mastering Flash Control with the Nikon D5600: On & Off Made Easy

Piper O'Shanassy02 Jan 2023

The Nikon D5600 is a DSLR camera with easy-to-use advanced features that make it perfect for beginner and professional photographers alike. With its compact design, this model can be conveniently carried around to capture amazing shots in any situation. One of the most powerful functions on the Nikon D5600 is Flash photography, which allows you to take breathtakingly vivid photos at night or indoors by using the built-in flash system. In this guide we will show you how to easily turn your flash On and Off so you can enjoy beautiful still moments in every type of environment.

How to turn on flash

When using your Nikon D5600, it is easy to turn the flash on and off. To start, press and hold down the “Flash” button located directly above the viewfinder. You will then be given three options - Auto Flash Off, Fill Flash On/Off or Red Eye Reduction On/off - from which you can choose as desired for each shot. The ‘Auto’ option allows your camera to decide when a flash should fire for optimal conditions of light; Turning this setting off does not produce perfect results in all situations but may be ideal if you want more natural lighting effects with less harsh shadows that are caused by direct flashes. Once finished take care to remember turning back 'Fill' or 'Red-eye' mode depending upon your preference before moving onto other shots!

How to turn off flash

Turning off the flash on a Nikon D5600 can be a simple process if you know where to look. To begin, press the “i” button located at the top of your camera near the shutter release button. This will bring up an information display that includes several settings including Flash Mode and Primary Timer/AE Lock—center both of these settings displayed in circles on “OFF” mode. Double check that all other flash options are set as desired, then hit OK once complete. Your new setting should now reflect with no flash output when taking photos! It is also important to remember to turn it back ‘on' before returning your camera back into auto shooting or scene modes since some require a bit of fill-in light (of course depending what kind of shot you want!).

Using the LCD screen

The Nikon D5600 digital camera allows you to quickly toggle flash on and off with the use of its LCD screen. To turn the flash on or off, simply navigate to the "Flash" option by pressing your left button three times. Once selected, press up or down until you have reached either “On” or “Off” depending on what setting you desire. Finally confirm your selection by pressing OK/SET in order for it to save properly. With these simple steps you are now able to control when and where want your flashes light - making sure that all those amazing moments are captured perfectly!

Using the Menu settings

To turn on and off the flash for your Nikon D5600, you will need to use the menu settings. Start by navigating through the camera's menus until you find a "Flash control" setting. This is where you can change both how powerful and when your flash engages based on certain conditions such as lighting or focus distance. Make sure that “Built-in Flash” is highlighted in this section before turning it on or adjusting its strength with options like Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Rear Curtain/Slow Sync., Fill Flash among other available choices depending upon mode selection.. After making changes hit OK to save them - now your new settings should be ready whenever you press down lightlyon the shutter button!

Using dedicated buttons

Using dedicated buttons on the Nikon D5600 makes it much easier to quickly turn flash on and off. The “Mode” button, situated just below the mode dial at the top of camera can be used as a shortcut for accessing additional settings like turning auto-flash or a specific flash mode such as autoflash (AFL) or slow sync flash (SFI). A green light will appear next to this command when enabled. To disable flashing with initialised functions press down the same ‘MODE’ button again until this setting is indicated by an orange coloured symbol instead of green one. This way you can easily switch between different types of lighting scenarios without spending time navigating through menu options each time they are required.

Troubleshooting tips

If you have a Nikon D5600, there may be times when you need to turn your flash on or off. To do this, press the “Flash Mode” button located towards the top of your camera and use either the up/down arrows or control dial to select from Auto Flash, Red-Eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync+Rear Curtain Sync (Night), Rear Curtain Sync Only (Slow) , No Flash. Once selected hit okay then snap away! If troubleshooting problems occur with using flash mode check out online forums for more tips and techniques as well as an owners manual which should be available at most stores that sell cameras.


In conclusion, learning how to turn on and off flash on the Nikon D5600 is a relatively simple process. It only requires pressing two buttons located near the camera's viewfinder in order to control when your images benefit from exposure compensation. With practice and experience, controlling your Nikon’s flash will become second nature, ensuring that you get perfect shots every time!

Piper O'Shanassy

Piper O'Shanassy

Piper grew up with a love of animals, which quickly turned into a love of photographing them. She shares her tips and tricks on photography, and hopes she can help you shortcut your expansion of a passion.

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