When I'm shooting with the onboard flash in low light conditions, I observe the exposure preview settings between no flash and the flash popped up - there appears to be little or no difference between the two. This is causing me to conclude that the camera is unaware the flash will be firing.
If this is the case, how can the camera possibly expose the shot correctly? For reference, I am getting quite a bit of overexposure currently whenever I use the flash.
I really dread using the flash and I'm experimenting with different flash settings etc at the moment to try and get a nicer exposure. I think that I may end up buying an external flash for the hot shoe and bouncing light off the ceiling etc.
First and foremost though I'm keen to understand the relationship between the on-board flash and exposure settings on my camera. Any help much appreciated!