I'm new to steve's digi cams. I joined in the hope that I can get the best quality photos from my camera. I have found that when I upload my photos on to my pc, the quality at higher magnifacation varies... when I put the xd card in the pc the resolution seems poor at 200 or 300%. When I use the USB with my camera the resolution is much better. I'm in Korea, and I am planning on travelling for two months. I have used a photo storage device and the quality is the same as when I use my xd card in the PC. My camera has more effective pictures that my girlfriends (a nikon point and shoot) yet her pjotos are much better quality that mine unless i plug in my camera. I don't wish to carry 3 or 4 1 gb cards with me while I backpack through Thailand and Cambodia. Any suggestions or similar problems?