By simply purchasing a DSLR, I had expected the image quality to go up. While the image quality has gone up, so have the number of bad images. Using the ‘auto’ and ‘pre-defined’ modes on a DSLR are an insult to the underlying technology, while the configurable modes require a lot of dedication and supporting equipment, to get the right result.
‘Give good camera, I will give you great photos’ is simply a case of ‘delusions of grandeur’. The more grand the dream, the more separated from reality the photo ends up being.