My aunt just gave me a freebie camera, a Fuji Finepix S9000/9500 (differs on the region),, telling me that the colours were screwed. She runs a photography eBay shop, so no idea how this has happened.
I'm hoping for something software-related, as it appears to be.
The colours are very warm, very browny when they should be crisp on the Fuji. Fine, you think - it's a camera from 2005. But it's worse than anything and it's way worse than the sample pictures I've seen taken with others of the same camera. The main problem is that absolute black is impossible to capture.
Comparison photos with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 (hosted on Flickr to bypass the 200kb limit on here)...
A black shirt with pattern on it, which has faded to plain black to the naked eye/the Panasonic but is clearly visible on the Fuji as it shows the dark pattern and changes the black of the background to light brown
Comparing a navy blue couch with the jet black All Blacks sleeping bag and ski jacket next to it
When I saw the camera I instantly thought that it would be a white balance problem or something, so I changed the white bal setting off auto and onto "indoors" (or something similar), which seemed to help (not so noticeable at night, when I remembered to take sample shots). However, the black was still off.
Any help, anyone? I'm hoping it's a software issue, as it seems to pick up all dark colours apart from very dark black well.