OK, sometimes I can be pretty stupid
One of my biggest complaints about this cam has been that when you use the flash, it washes the color out. Something I didn't take into consideration was the White Balance of the cam when using the flash. The WB has been a manually set WB, but when the sample was taken, the flash wasn't used. So tonight I'm trying and trying to take a pic of my clown that is in focus when I start using the flash, I'm getting frustrated, I've go the shutter speed ramped up to 1/1000 of a sec and the pic is still washed out. So I start looking around the menu and what do I see? A preset WB for the Speedlight, duh.... So I set the WB to speedlight and low and behold the color is better, but it's still not true, it's a little yellow, so I play a little more and I try the florescent setting, it appears just a little blue, but either is a vast improvement over the manual preset!! I'm gonna attach a couple of pics in the next couple of replies to show you the difference and the difference you get when you use a decent photoediting program.