The camera is only 3mega pixels but it shoots awesome pics for a phone here is some taken from my Eris.
Honestly, I could care less about the flash. I had to Moto droid before I traded it for the eris. In low light, when a flash is needed, all it does is white out the picture...looks horrible. These cameras are not meant to be used at night imo. Otherwise they are pretty good with sufficient lighting. I don't miss the flash at all!
Me and a friend were taking some pcitures in low light but his pictures turned out like crap. He has the motodroid and I have the eris. Oddly I didn't even have the contrast turned up on my phone, once I cranked that up they were really bright.