Most people expect too much from a small digital camera under low light situations.
The S4 can produce good photos under some low light conditions but not if someone is holding the camera in their hands.
Low light means that the camera must select a slow shutter speed to gather enough light.
The S4 shutter speed can be as slow as two seconds.
No one can hold a camera perfectly steady for 2 seconds.
Set the camera on a solid surface (or tripod) and take you photo, and the camera has a chance to produce a good photo. If someone in the photo area moves during the shot, they will appear blurred.
Most small digital cameras have a weak flash.
The S4 flash is rated for 10 feet.
Which means that the subject(s) must be no more than 10 feet from the camera.
Anything beyond 10 feet will be unlit.
You can get good portait type flash shots, but no distant flash shots.
You can get good (no flash) shots in low light if you set the camera on a solid surface or use a tripod.
Is it possible with this camera to get a decent shot indoors without using a flash??
I get nothing but awful, blurry pictures when not using the flash, and if I use the flash, everything get's blacked out.
I'm finding it very difficult to get good shots with this, so any help would be appreciated.
I've tried many different settings, etc.
The outdoor shots are great, but anything indoors is pretty much terrible.