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Flash Whenever I take a picture, no matter what mode it's set to, the flash will not turn off. I looked through the manual and found nothing. How do you turn flash OFF?

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Where the OK button is there is a circle around it. On the left side there is a pic of a flash. You have to turn on camera then turn off flash by pressing the button on the left (flash) til your display shows a flash with a circle around it in the top left corner. Now the flash will not come on.

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