View Full Version : Bad pics from 11mp Alba

26-09-10, 09:37 AM
Hi, first post!

Back in July I bought this alba http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5633922.htm for 100pounds. I know it's not a lot of money but I have had cameras with less MP that have taken good pictures but this one is just hopeless. Nearly all the pics are fuzzy. I have been through all the settings, quality on max, exposure and white balance on automatic and I just can't figure it out.

It actually films fairly well, just the pics are very poor. It also doesn't have a traditional flash just a light for filming that you have to activate through the setup menu. Is there anyone here who would be willing to guide me through this a bit? I live in Belgium and the camera is from the UK but if there really is a fault with the camera I can probably return it when we go to the UK at the end of the year.

I can also post some sample pics here if that helps or copy out what is on the settings.
Many thanks!

26-09-10, 09:59 AM
From the link you have posted you have got a camcorder which is why it has not got a flash, also it only seems to take pictures at 5mp. Is that what you wanted

27-09-10, 01:45 PM
Yeah we wanted to be able to film but assumed that the camera would be good enough to take pics as well. All the other reviews on-line seem to give it good marks for picture taking. Shouldn't 5mp be enough to get a decent picture? Our previous camera only had 4 and 2MP.

Would it help if I post some samples of pics that we have taken or the menu settings?

Many thanks, I'm willing to try anything...

27-09-10, 03:21 PM
yes put a couple of pics up with settings if you can