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I cant turn on the flash on the camera. i press left arrow when in camera mode but the flash wont turn on. it toggles through other stuff but the flash wont turn on. it shows the lightning flash symbol with a slash through it...'( not happy with this camcorder at all...when i need to get a shot its not avail..

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The flash doesn't work for videos, only for still photos. If you need a light for videos then you'll need a separate light.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012

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    iamgizzmoid Apr 17, 2013

    Why don't a**holes like you read a person's question before giving such a stupid answer. iwait4uinpr wants to know how to turn on the flash for taking pictures, not making videos. I am also trying to find out how to turn on the flash for photos, but people like you just waist everyone's time.

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