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You're on vacation. You've just paid $20 or $25 to get into a historic building. And there's the sign: "No Flash Photography!"
What do you do? It's not quite cave-like, but it's certainly too dark for hand-held shots without flash.
Well, if your digital camera also shoots video, you may still be in luck. You see, digital video typically requires much less light than still pictures. So you can still capture memories of those important stops - even if you can't use flash.
Yes, digital video is also lower resolution. But a few minutes of even VGA-quality video is better than no memories at all.