Look in User's Manual
Locate the 5-function switch
Locate the lightening bolt switch on the 5 function switch.
Press it to see Flash options.
Most people select Auto Flash.
..the camera decides if flash is needed automatically.
If you want to turn off the flash choose OFF.
Please would someone tell me how to get the Samsung Digimax L55W flash turned off until I want to take a photo with flash? I have gone to the menu and turned off Auto and got the flash off symbol and the photo I took immediately afterwards had no flash. However the next photo I took a few minutes later had a flash. Do I have to set it for flash off every time I do not want to use flash? I do not want to have the flash work except when I want to take a picture with flash because it wears out the battery. Is the default set with flash? How do I set the camera to function normally without flash? Thank you for helping.