Ok so this is more like a back to basics thing than a 'my camera isn't working' thing. I'm using a Canon RP and I've come back from a few days out now with almost all shots underexposed by a third. It's bright, this is the beach, it's not really surprising. But yet, I am kind of surprised because my old 550D seemed to pretty well nail exposure in these kind of conditions. If a 10 year old consumer camera can figure out I'm at the beach, why can't the RP? So it got me thinking have I maybe set something in the camera and forgotten about it? I mean I can just dial in the exposure compensation but I just want to figure it out and know it's necessary. Liiiike, maybe I should try exposure priority mode? Lastly, when I started out, from memory it was expose to the right. As in, over expose the shot a bit (without blowing the highlights) and that would give you more flexibility in post. Is that still the same now? I've heard varying things, some people saying sensors don't cope as well with the highlights, but I'm not sure any of it holds true for current day sensors. Thoughts?