Eric - I'm not picking on you but I have to agree with Todd. I'm SOOO happy with my new Nikon 40X. It was soo fustrating to take picture after picture & delete, delete, delete. Another thing that might help - the background is in focus but not your subject, so 1)you're too close as Todd indicated & 2) if your camera has auto focus, it's got too many objects to focus on!It's the photographer, not the camera...no camera could take such blurry pics!oke:
Eric, why not take the pics from a distance then crop them. Your camera seems OK for distant objects...better still, GET A GOOD CAMERA!