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Switch off flash

How do you switch the flash off?

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You can't turn it off in auto. But in any mode other than auto, press the button with the lightning bolt on the back of your camera until you the lightning bolt symbol with a slash through it on your screen.

The user manual for your camera can be downloaded free from Canon's website here:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=320&modelid=12914

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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