WOWSA! The pics are definitely better now. When I reset the whole camera to change that vibration setting, things just got better. I'm working on the firmware update, but my computer wouldn't recognize the drive for my camera card, so that's another issue. I really do think I am technically cursed, and having to adjust to Windows 8 isn't helping
The version update detail didn't address any of the problems I'm having though, but I will still do the update if I can. I didn't even know there was such a thing as a firmware update, so that's good to know!
Thanks EVERYONE for your helpful input on this thread! I get very frustrated with technical things like this, so I appreciate your patience. Any advice on how to improve on these pics is welcomed.
Question about the shutter speed. Is this the ISO sensitivity setting? It's different on the two pics. I did have to reset the camera after the downey pic because the date was wrong (both were taken on the 15th) I don't know if that's why it's different, or is it the way I took the shot?