I know this a dead horse and maybe this is a repost. But I think I found the reason why the images comes out slightly blurred. Or at least a work around if nothing else. I took a pic in Auto mode and I was like . I fumbled around with the settings and eventually changed the metering mode to Spot. I was like . By default, the A70 uses Evaluative metering. I changed it a Spot and I found that the images were MUCH sharper. I bought mine last thursday. And yes, the Auto mode is too bright.