Rob gave me some ideas on what settings to try on my gateway DC-T50 and I think this camera just isnt capable of shooting the quality I need to photograph my paintings. I tried the settings and it got a little better but I cant seem to lose the grain. So back to looking for suggestions on a camera that doesnt cost a fortune that can shoot a crisp clean photo. Even with my lights on the painting grain grain grain. grrr At the time when I bought the gateway it was the most affordable camera I could find and considering I was shooting my art with video on my one chip digital video camera at 72 resolution, putting the video in final cut pro and pulling a still, the gateway was a step up. I need to go to the next level and I know cameras can vary, as my gateway with it's 5.25 mp sounds really good but aint cuttin' it. It is obvious that the 5.25mp is supposed to mean high quality but I am guessing that the quality of photo from cameras with similar mp can vary greatly. So ideas from you professional photographers for a camera that is not gonna cost a fortune but will shoot a crisp clean photo from 8 - 10 feet away would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! PLEASE GIVE ME IDEAS! THANKS!!!!!!!!