You can shoot with the flash turned off.
Press the r button.
Choose !.
Press the qr buttons to choose !, then
press the m button.
Once set, ! will appear on the screen.
To turn the flash back on, follow the steps
above to choose .
Turning the Flash Off
What if a flashing appears?
When you press the shutter button halfway in low light conditions where camera
shake is likely, a flashing will appear on the screen. Attach the camera to a
tripod to prevent it from moving.