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Flash doesn't work. Flash icon shows on screen but doesn't fire.

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It is detecting it has enough light and not flashing. Look for an "indoor" or other appropriate mode for what you are shooting since most Samsung cameras have them. The flash will only go off when the camera thinks it is needed. Canon Cameras are useless indoors but Samsung's are pretty good indoors when you find the right setting. Their latest models have dozens of modes, most of which you will never use. They are just VERY slow to take pictures. It appears to be cheaper version of their WB250F I had for a while.

P.S. - Never drop a Sansung camera. They will chip and even get damaged from as little as a foot or so. I had one fall about a foot onto pavement and it was permanently ruined. Their older models also stop with lens out when the battery dies but the Galaxy Cam is finally smart enough to retract the lens before the battery dies. It alos does so when shutting down unlike the older models.

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