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EOS-300D Flash Even when attempting to take photo in auto mode and in good light, flash intermittently(almost every shot) pops up

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Your flash is acting to 'fill' for you. fill lighting can be a benefit. if you don't want it, see settings menu to turn off flash until you need it. not difficult and worth knowing how to make simple routine setting adjustments.
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