I have found ways to turn the flash off temporarily, but there doesn't seem to be a way to turn it off until turned back on. That is I can set the selector to no flash and the software to turn off the flash in any current mode, but I cannot find a way to turn the flash off permanently for all modes and settings until turned on. Please advise. Thank you
Welcome to Nikonians! If you set the camera in P (Program), S Shutter Priority), A (Aperture Priority), or M (Manual) exposure modes, the built in Speedlight will not deploy unless you turn it on. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
You know, as many times as one reads the manual, sometimes the big picture needs another's view. Manuals should begin with a statement of design and assumption. For example: This camera is design to point and shoot. It can evaluate the image, but cannot read the author's mind. The Mode Dial is how we tell the camera what is important. With the selection of modes, we tell the camera what we see by limiting the cameras control. "MASP" are technical priorities, icons are subject priorities. "Auto" gives full control to the camera, "Effects" offers tweaks where reproduction is not a priority. No flash tells the camera that natural light is important. These assumptions are limited, and mutually exclusive. The manual should then offer the assumptions of each selection.