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Old Sep 21, 2003, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default C-4000 "Bleached" Pictures - Please Help

I bought an Olympus C-4000 Zoom about 8 months ago and have regretted it ever since. I wanted a basic point and shoot camera because I have no advanced camera skills. Therefore, I keep all the settings on AUTO. Every picture I take outside looks "bleached out". They are all so white and bright. I've set the white balance to the Sunlight setting, but it doesn't seem to make a difference. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
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Old Sep 21, 2003, 11:48 AM   #2
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Without examples we can't know for sure what's going on...it's like saying that your car is making a noise and asking what the problem is.

It could be that something is wrong with the camera, it could be a setting you have incorrect, or where you're pointing the camera at:
http://www.outdooreyes.com/photo40.php3

We need to see some examples, with Exif info intact to really know what's going on.
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Old Sep 21, 2003, 12:30 PM   #3
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I understand that specific examples would be helpful, but I it's just plain and simple...all pictures taken outdoors turn out very bright and bleached (i.e. red shirt looks pink, etc). I have owned 6 digital cameras and have never had this problem before. As for where I'm pointing the camera, I simply point at my target and shoot. I just attended a festival this weekend along with my father. He and I both snapped the same subjects from the same positions and then compared the results. His pictures are vibrant and color-true, while mine are not. He is using a Canon A70 with all settings set to AUTO. I am using an Olympus C-4000 with all settings set to AUTO.
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Old Sep 21, 2003, 2:44 PM   #4
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Then there must be something wrong with your specific camera. I was going to say maybe your Exposure Compensation number (EV) was set to +2, but in Auto it should be disabled.

There are many happy C-4000 users; I was hoping one of them would respond to this message (I'm a C-700 user).

Try shooting outside in Program (P) mode...see if the results are any better.

Anyway, suggest you get in contact with Olympus.
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Old Sep 21, 2003, 4:59 PM   #5
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Check out some of the suggestions I found at the Olympus dpreview forum:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=6007488

I noticed similar results with my C4000. I suggest that you experiment with exposure compensation settings. This has worked for me.
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Old Sep 21, 2003, 5:27 PM   #6
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I noticed similar results with my C4000. I suggest that you experiment with exposure compensation settings. This has worked for me.
Can you do exposure compensation on the C-4000 in Auto mode? I know you can't on the C-700.
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Old Sep 21, 2003, 6:13 PM   #7
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Yes, provided the LCD display is on in auto mode.
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Old Sep 21, 2003, 8:22 PM   #8
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I appreciate everyone's help. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know. Thanks for your time.

Best regards,

Eric
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Old Sep 26, 2003, 4:15 PM   #9
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Your photos are overexposed, a trait common to many digicams. There is not necessarily anything wrong with your camera. You can remedy the problem by manually decreasing the exposure compensation or by bracketing.
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