Thanks, Sue. I've been looking at cameras lately, but haven't decided. I really like the Canon T3i, but it is hard to part with $700, because I want both the 18-55 mm and 55-300 lens kits.
I've been taking pictures with my Canon S5 IS at the largest size quality, which is similar to yours. So I guess maybe my pictures are just a little out of focus, because when I crop them down, they get fuzzy. I guess it's always possible that there is something on the lens, but the camera is pooping out. It has been shutting down and saying "lens error" lately.