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David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Nikon® D5200 by David D. Busch

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Choosing a Flash Sync Mode

The Nikon D5200 has five flash sync modes that determine when and how the flash is fired. They are selected from the information edit screen, or by holding down the flash button on the front of the camera lens housing while rotating the command dial. In both cases, the mode chosen appears in the control panel and information edit screen as the selection is made.

Not all sync modes are available with all exposure modes. Depending on whether you’re using scene modes, or Program, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, or Manual exposure modes, one or more of the following sync modes may not be available. I’m going to list the sync options available for each exposure mode separately, although that produces a little duplication ...

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