Serious question (and not the usual 'what should I buy?'). Possibly in the wrong place, but here goes. I own a Canon 350d. Nice camera by any means but it has one flaw. Every snap needs sharpening in Photoshop before it's worthy of being looked at. I also own a very old digital point and shoot and have used a fair few others. And almost every snap comes out pretty much spot on. Why is that? Why are £100 range point and shoots out-perfoming the vastly more expensive 350d? I know there's the age old answer - Well it's a very complex camera, young man, maybe if you learned how to use it... Thing is, I'm not new to photography. dSLRs I'm admittedly a little wet behind the ears with. Surely though, a dSLR does the exact same thing as a point and shoot when set to auto? Shouldn't the results be at the very least on par with an inferior P&S? I've heard various reasons ranging from the kit lens not being worth the dead skin off my feet to dSLRs naturally not sharpening images to allow for more room in the processing/Photoshopping stage.... Did I just get an iffy lens? Could I even expect a noticable improvement from a quality piece oif glass? Anyone else had these issues? ...cos it drives me nuts!