Further proof its not the camera. It's never the camera. It never will be the camera.
Ebay's "Film Cameras" section is a personal favorite. Scroll through BIN and with a $20 budget come away with a professional quality tool capable of producing amazing results.
Digital is fine for people who just look at images on screen. But in your hands, there's still nothing quite like a good film print...especially when you're blowing out the highlights...