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No flash in "P" mode

On the mode dial on top of the camera is the Auto setting, among several others. When I use this in low light, the flash works. Right above the Auto setting is a setting marked "P". I don't remember what that stands for, but I've always been able to take pictures WITHOUT flash in some lower light situations where Auto WOULD use flash. I get better pictures sometimes without the flash. But now the flash operates in BOTH Auto and "P", and I can't seem to get "P" to function without flash. What do I do?

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    Why can't I get the flash to operate? The display shows the flash isn't engaged, but I know I need to use it in a low light situation.

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In all of modes you can use "up" key to toggle between "always on", "auto"  and "off" mode for flash. (in some mode there is only auto and off.) also the flash light icon on top right of screen shows th status of flash. I hope this helps...

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