I recently purchased a Sony TRV 240 digital 8 camcorder. Within a few days I noticed that on auto exposure mode images were not right - even in what I would consider to be normal lighting conditions the camera was causing white patches to appear on recorded video as a result of over exposure. The problem becomes even worse in bright conditions where the whole video has the appearance of an over exposed movie. The problem can be corrected by use on a shot by shot basis of manual exposure. But this means that any use without this "shot by shot" correction gives useless results. I have recently switched from a Sony Hi8 camera which I have used extensively for some years without any such problem - in fact when I first noticed the problem I recorded similar shots using my old Hi8 camera and the new TRV 240. the HI8 was OK but the digital 8 was not. The dealer changed the fist camera I purchased for the same model, but I am experiencing exactly the same problem and I am thoroughly demotivated! Any suggestions? Filters any good? Is it just me- or a (second) dud camcorder. or is this a wider problem?