I hate a built in camera flash. HATE it. For years, I've refused to use it. Only recently, I realized I was missing a lot of cute kid shots because the lighting wasn't right for shooting without a flash. If we're indoors, then 9 times out of 10, there isn't enough light to take a photo. That is unless the kids are REAL still (or else you get a very blurry picture) and that never happens.