Definitions for "Electronic flash"
Keywords:  brief, daylight, ttl, flash, burst
A small device usually built into digital cameras that emits a brief burst of light to illuminate poorly lit scenes.
Known as a flash gun, strobe, or speed light, it consists of a gas-filled tube that is fired by an electrical charge. It can be mounted directly on the camera hot shoe (which links the shutter firing to the flash firing), or on a bracket or stand and be connected to the camera via a sync cord.
a unit which produces a very bright flash of light, which lasts only for a short time. The electronic flash is caused by a high voltage discharge between two electrodes enclosed in a glass cylindrical bulb containing an inert gas such as argon or krypton. Flashes