answer. For starters, the built in flash is not much of a flash. I have mine turned off.
Recently, I was over to Turkey visiting and touring some of their great Mosques.
All low light conditions.
I have a Canon Digital Elph S400 and had some of my best photography without the flash being used. I did use Adobe Photoshop to adjust the levels and curves later. The results were outstanding with the flash OFF!
At the same time, my wife had a nice little Olympus Stylist 35mm camera. She used the camera all over Turkey. Most photos outdoors came out excellent.
The photos using the flash came out terrible. Really grainy and lousy.
What causes her photos to be so lousy with the flash on?
What causes a poor image when photographing with the flash mode on using a digital camera in some cases, such as low light conditions?