The Optura 100MC has a built-in, pop-up flash for use in digital still picture-taking. This makes it easier to shoot the correct exposure even when in a dark environment. The Optura 100MC will fire one flash (a pre-flash) to check the exposure, then fire a second time to make the correct exposure. The flash has four modes: auto, on, off, and red-eye reduction.
When accessories (such as the VL-3 video light or DM-50 directional microphone) compatible with the Advanced Accessory Shoe are attached, the Optura 100MC can exchange data with them and supply power directly to them.