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05-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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Flash stays off?

These questions are for a Low light / high ISO performance, entry-level DSLR such as Pentax K-x:

When the flash is turned OFF does the camera 'remember' so that flash remains off next time camera is turned on?

Further, if some settings are changed does the flash remain OFF, and stay off next time camera is turned on?

(This question was prompted by my Elph 100HS which has the annoying feature that changing settings in 'Program Mode' brings the flash back on even though it was turned off earlier. I want to try different settings at concerts / performances without worrying about flash coming on accidently. So am considering an entry-level DSLR.)

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These questions are for a Low light / high ISO performance, entry-level DSLR such as Pentax K-x:

When the flash is turned OFF does the camera 'remember' so that flash remains off next time camera is turned on?

Further, if some settings are changed does the flash remain OFF, and stay off next time camera is turned on?

(This question was prompted by my Elph 100HS which has the annoying feature that changing settings in 'Program Mode' brings the flash back on even though it was turned off earlier. I want to try different settings at concerts / performances without worrying about flash coming on accidently. So am considering an entry-level DSLR.)

Thanks.
Dave
There's a menu setting that allows you to tell the camera to remember the setting.

Generally speaking, the flash will only fire (if you don't flip it up manually) in the green mode and in the camera's scene modes. In P, Av, Tv, and M, the flash will not fire unless you flip it up yourself. There's also a dedicated "flash off" mode that's otherwise equivalent to the green mode.

On more advanced DSLRs such as the K-5, the flash release button is 100% mechanical, so the flash will never go off unless you tell it to

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