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Poor quality photographs

Hi
I have a Canon 10 megapixel EOS SLR digital.
I also have a small Kodak 4 megapixel digital.
I thought I would get better photos from my Canon, but they are often dark. I take both cameras with me when I travel, and take 'record' shots with the Kodak, and try to get the good shots with my Canon. But when I download both cameras to my computer (a Mac with iPhoto) every time, the photos from the little Kodak are better. 
The Canon shots are dull, and often quite dark. The only time I get good photos is in low light, when the auto flash works eg. on walks in a dark rainforest.
I bought the Canon in Korea and the user manual is in Japenese. I have downloaded an English version from the net, but have not been able to find anything that  could help me.
Please, what can I do? I know I have a good camera in the EOS, but I'm not getting the results I want.

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I think this is down to your choice of lens. If you have the kit lens, it is pretty poor unless in bright sunlight. You could try keeping the shutter open longer using AV+/- or increasing the ISO but this increases the chance of a blurry photo. Remember the sensor on the Canon is huge compared to the Kodak - so more light will need to enter the lens to expose it properly. This is why SLR lenses are huge compared to compact cameras.

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