The camera has a bad sensor or processor.
Take it back.
You paid between $119 and $139 and for that price you could buy a Canon.
None of the Kodak cameras are ever rated top ten by anyone.
Canon typically has 5 or 6 cameras in everyones top ten best digi-cams.
Here is a like one of the best camera review site around.
Both photographers and consumers make the ratings there. Cameras are broken down by price, megapixals, manufactures, what ever....