I gather that quite a lot of digital compacts have, in the past, had low quality screens which are difficult to see in bright light and not necessarily very accurate. That said, they should all be up to a reasonable standard by now and consumer law still applies. If I had bought that, I would have promptly rejected it as not fit for its intended purpose. If you cannot properly use the camera outdoors in bright light, then it is not fully functional unless sold as an indoor-only camera!! Not a direct comparison, I admit, but my 40D's screen is easily visible in clear daylight and, even though it is not the best in its class, it is quite accurate. How old is your Pentax?