Unlock the Hidden Power of Your Nikon Z50: Learn to Turn On and Off Flash!

Piper O'Shanassy02 Jan 2023

The Nikon Z50 is an impressive digital camera packed with features. Whether you’re a photography enthusiast, or just starting out, the Z50 has something to offer everyone. In this blog post, we'll show you how to quickly and easily turn on and off flash when using your Nikon Z50 camera. Once you learn these few simple steps, taking pictures will be a breeze!

Overview of the Nikon Z50 Flash System

The Nikon Z50 is equipped with a flash system which can be used in either automatic or manual mode. To turn on the flash, press down firmly and hold until the camera's display shows "Flash On". This will enable all of the features associated with using this type of photography equipment. Conversely, to turn off the flash you need only press down quickly one time and release; this motion should cause a message indicating that “flash has been deactivated” to appear before turning it off completely. It is important to note that when shooting in Manual Mode, more extensive control over settings like ISO sensitivity change must take place due to increased complexity of functioning compared with Automatic Mode functionality).

How to Activate and Deactivate the Flash

Activating and deactivating the flash on Nikon Z50 cameras is a process that should be familiar to anyone who’s used digital SLR cameras in the past. To turn your camera's built-in flash "on," press and hold down the dedicated Flash Button located near the shutter button for two seconds until you see an orange lightning bolt icon. If you wish to disable it, simply press this button again until no symbol appears on-screen or flashes from around its lens mount area. Additionally, if your camera came with an external Speedlight strobe unit then there will also be buttons present along its sides enabling direct control over both “power" (flash enabled) as well as its output intensity (or strength).

How to Adjust the Flash Settings

The Nikon Z50 offers a variety of flash settings that you can adjust to get the perfect shot. To toggle between on and off for the flash, look for the lightning bolt icon next to your mode selector switch. If it's turned off, click it once to turn it on or twice if turning it off again is desired. Once enabled in this manner, many customizations are available in terms of intensity and zoom range through a series of menu options as well as instant manual adjustments via multiple buttons at your disposal thanks to its intuitive design philosophy from Nikon!

Tips for Using the Nikon Z50 Flash

Using the Nikon Z50 flash correctly can help you capture stunning images and get the most out of your photography. Turning on and off flash is a snap with this intuitive camera body, making it super simple to adjust settings for any given shot. To turn on or off your flash, simply press the "flash" icon at the bottom right of your viewfinder screen when in shooting mode. You then will have access to four different options; auto Flash On (Flash fires when required), Flash Off (no additional lighting used), Red-Eye Reduction Mode (soften light/helps reduce red eye) and Fill Flash Power Adjustment which allows you to choose from five levels of power output if desired. With these easy steps you'll be able take advantage all that Nikon Z50's awesome features has to offer!

Troubleshooting Common Issues with the Nikon Z50 Flash

When using a Nikon Z50 flash, one common issue is how to turn the flash on and off. Fortunately, this process is actually quite simple - press the center of the multi-selector until you reach your desired mode (on or off). You can also hold down the middle button for 2 seconds to quickly deactivate/activate it without having to go through all five options. If you run into any further issues with turning your camera's flash feature on or off , make sure that your batteries are properly inserted and fully charged before attempting other troubleshooting steps.


After navigating through the troubleshooting process, you should have a better understanding of how to turn on and off flash on your Nikon Z50. It is important to remember that the flash can be enabled or disabled from either Shooting Menu 1 or from Movie Settings 2 in Creative mode. As with any camera equipment, always handle it with care when making changes and consider consulting a professional if further guidance is needed. With these tips about turning on and off flash for your Nikon Z50 lens system, we hope shooting stunning photos becomes easy as ever!

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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