I have a Digital C-740 Ultra Zoom Olympus Camedia, it has writing all over it, but I think that is the name. My bro got a new camera a few years back, bout the time I got my first Internet computer and he sold me his old camera...this one. The manual is almost half an inch thick, x 3x4. I got to the point in it that I can shoot a pic and never picked it up again. NOT a good idea..but I was so freaking tired of reading manuals at that time, that I didnt read it. I recommend reading the manual on your camera. I use the Auto setting the most. I use the flash when it tells me too. I have tried using the flash when the arrow is not on, but...it sometimes does not work, and sometimes does. I need to read the manual. I also have a card that goes in it that takes 160 pics about. Another that takes 50, so I stay with the 160. That way the 50 is the reserve card, just in case. One day we were at a fish hatchery, I was watching the fish jump and jump. So, I thot to get a fish jumping pic....yeah right. I took maybe fifty pics..one after another and this is the best I could do. You can see in the second pic that three fish were jumping at once and still I could not get them good. Moral to story, READ YOUR MANUAL, lol. If I had read the manual, I could have taken a short vid of the fish jumping. IN EDIT, I use the hold your breath and shoot technique. Works real good. Take deep breath, and shoot the pic. I have sometimes put my camera on something and timer'd it, to take a group pic with me included..dif camera tho.