I've had this camera for 2 years but I just recently started REALLY getting into photography. I HATE using the built in flash on the camera, because it's garbage, but there's no attachment on the top like most other cameras for me to attach a separate flash. I don't like the flash being straigh on the subject anyway. My main 2 questions are this: 1) Is there any sort of cord/attachment for my camera (or just one that will work for that matter) that will make my flash go off with my camera automatically, instead of me having to do it manually? 2) Is there any way to make the shutter speed longer than FOUR SECONDS?! It's driving me crazy. I wish I would have studied the camera I got before I got it, jeez.