I was suprised by how effective the build in flash was when bouncing off the ceiling. Of course it's not as strong as my FL-36, but it's so convinient when I just want a quick shot of my kids . What you need to do is to bump up the power on the build in flash by +0.7 and then pull the flash back all the way. Here is a picture of my wife and kids using the build in bounce flash. The only light that was available was from the kitchen behind them. If I take the picture without flash, their faces will be very dark. Notice there is no flash reflection on my wife's glasses. Got to love the little bounce flash. This one is for fun. No flash used I wonder what happened to all my other pictures that I uploaded before. They all deleted.