Right now, I have a Fujifilm Finepix A210 that I am extremely dis-satisfied with.
Besides having a 10 minute max battery life, even with the rechargable NiMH batteries, it takes **** pictures.
The flash is either too bright, which RUINS the picture's contrast balance and washes out the colors horribly. You cant even turn off the flash! I have to cover it with my finger to keep it from flashing when I dont want it.
This was taken in my room, with all the lights on, it was BRIGHT, and I covered up the flash. Its like they'res no light at all!
Its not just indoors that it gets screwed up.
Here's my RG550 Desert Yellow in the sun. We all know what these things ACTUALLY look like. This picture disgusts me.
I think the thing that frustrates me the most. . .is the LCD screen on the camera. Before you take the picture, it will look PERFECT in that little screen. It will be bright, the colors will be vivid, and everything will look EXACTLY like it does in real life. Then. . you take the picture. . SNAP!! and instantly, it all looks like CRAP! you get the pictures above. WHY? GRRRRRR.
Its not a matter of photography skills. I can take good pictures. Ive screwed with every little setting imaginable on this thing, VAINLY trying to get a good picture out of it.
It just has no freakin concept of light vs. dark, and its colorblind.
Can somebody recommend me a very good camera that takes pictures exactly how they look in real life? Oh, and one that has more than 10 minutes of battery life on 2 AA batteries.