Hi shifty, I have recently aquired a Canon G2 and whist I haven't yet completely mastered it I must say that the results are fantastic. Clear and sharp as a pin. This was my first dip into the Digital photo market and I was pleasantly supprised. I am used to high class images because for many years I have used Nikon camera's.Perhaps you should consider taking it back if you are sure that you have tried all the options and still don't decent results. Gill.