Greetings,\n\nSorry if this is a bit of a rant - I need to know if I'm doing wrong or if I\nshould look at another camera...\n\nI have used 35mm for a few years, however I've wanted to benefit from the\ninstant results and zero developing costs that digital photography offers\nfor a while and so, after researching cameras, decided to buy the Olympus\nC750. I chose this camera because of its incredible flexibility: from macro\nright up to 10x optical zoom seemed impressive for such a small device. My\nintention was to use both cameras in parallel, however I have found the\ndigital camera is not fulfilling my needs and I'm wondering what I've done\nwrong.\n\nI had not realised that the "auto-focus" was so slow and unreliable.\nFrequently it cannot find any point to focus on and I have to widen or zoom\nin a little before it settles down. When it does, there is a very irritating\ndelay between my pressing the "shutter" button and the image actually being\nsaved. Without the ability to pre-focus and snap (such as I had with my real\ncamera), I feel lost! It seems that this digital camera is fine for static\nobjects - landscapes, buildings, fruitbowls etc, but utterly useless for\ncapturing a moment or moving objects - people, fish in the tank, moving\nvehicles and so on.\n\nOn top of this disappointment, I have found the pictures from this 4\nMegapixel device to be very disappointing. I know not to expect 35mm\nquality, but having seen other digital images taken on lower quality\ndevices, I expected a lot better. Images seem to have an artificial sheen to\nthem - as if everything has been glossed over with a smoothing tool. Either\nthat or, when viewing a highest resolution image on my computer at normal\nsize, the image seems to be packed with digital noise, fizz and softness. If\nI resize the image down, a lot of this is hidden, but the trade off is an\nunacceptable smoothing of the image.\n\nAm I expecting too much from this camera? Like I say, I don't expect 35mm\nquality, but I expected sharper images, none of the digital noise that I see\non the least compressed mode and a focus fast enough to capture more than\njust static objects.\n\nCan anyone advise?\n\nThanks.