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    Default Wat is the difference between standalone flash against built-in flash?

    built-in flash not good enuff? please advise?

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    Default Re: Wat is the difference between standalone flash against built-in flash?

    There are many limitations. A quick search would reveal them. No?

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    Default Re: Wat is the difference between standalone flash against built-in flash?

    google..

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    Default Re: Wat is the difference between standalone flash against built-in flash?

    more power, faster recycle time.

    suck power from AA instead of from camera batt.

    ability to tilt & swivel for bouncing off ceilings/wall for softer/directional light.

    some can be triggered wirelessly for creative lighting effects.

    maaaaybe you got the name wrong.. it's not "standalone flash"

    so let me google that for you

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    Default Re: Wat is the difference between standalone flash against built-in flash?

    Main issue...

    guide number (aka power of the flash)

    secondly, the better external units are able to swivel and turn and allow for bounced flash techniques where you'd get more even lighting and a less harsh direct light.
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    Default Re: Wat is the difference between standalone flash against built-in flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by williamchew85 View Post
    built-in flash not good enuff? please advise?
    its a good investment to spend on an external flash...
    they make a great difference to your pics...
    Hope to learn from everyone here....

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    Default Re: Wat is the difference between standalone flash against built-in flash?

    One free

    The other one have to buy

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    Default Re: Wat is the difference between standalone flash against built-in flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by williamchew85 View Post
    built-in flash not good enuff? please advise?
    Ever wondered where the red rabbit eyes are from? Built-in flash gives them for free... Apart from that Google will reveal tons of pages about external flash and how it is superior to this tiny thingy in your cam.

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    Default Re: Wat is the difference between standalone flash against built-in flash?

    more powerful (light reaches further)
    option to direct flash where you want or add diffusers etc.
    wireless
    better light metering system
    faster recycle time

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    Default Re: Wat is the difference between standalone flash against built-in flash?

    For some big lens, the protrude barel will cast a shadow on build-in flash

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    Default Re: Wat is the difference between standalone flash against built-in flash?

    oh yeah spot-beam focus-assist light for DSLRs that don't have one

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    Default Re: Wat is the difference between standalone flash against built-in flash?

    If there're no differences between a built-in flash and an external one, there's no point to even invent one in the first place. As the others have suggested some differences, other main differences is that u can use an external one off the camera to create different lighting effects as a master/slave and the ability to use bounce lighting.

    IMO, built-in flashes are kind of harsh and not versatile. The only thing gd is that during a quick snapshot where flash is needed, u can just use the built-in flash without having to take out the external one and mounting it to the camera.
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