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11:52 Jun 9, 2000
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Strobe Flash
In a specification list for a digital camera, as in:
"Flash: Strobe flash (auto, fill, red-eye, off), range up to 9.8' (3.0 m)"

Summary of answers provided
naflash estroboscópico
Mauro Lando
naFlash EletrônicoOduvaldo Jardim
naFlash electrónicoavigario
naFlash estroboscópicoElton Tavares
naEstroboFabiano Cid



14 mins

Since it is a simple description, I would recommend the shortened version for "estroboscópio" and not use "flash", transforming the adjective in a noun: "estrobo". In case it shows up again, this is a masculine noun!

Fabiano Cid
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Flash estroboscópico

"Strobe Flash" quer dizer "Flash estroboscópico", ou seja, luz intermitente emitida pelo flash da camera fotografica antes de efetuar a foto. Tem como objetivo eliminar ou reduzir ao máximo o indesejável efeito de "olho vermelho" nas pessoas fotografadas. São vários flashes fracos consecutivos antes da camera disparar automaticamente.

Elton Tavares
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1 day11 hrs
Flash electrónico

It seems like a normal consumer camera, so flash electrónico is the usual term in European Portuguese. Strobe is a very old fashioned term for this type of light when applied to everyday cameras. Of course there are stroboscopic flashes for special purpose cameras, but doesn't seem to be the case here.

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Flash Eletrônico

A explicação do Elton foi excelente. Está correta, mas no dia-a-dia é "flash eletrônico".

Oduvaldo Jardim
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flash estroboscópico

Daniel: a explicação do Elton é abranjente e precisa. Podes crer nela.
Mauro Lando

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