Hello Lynda, By and large, the key to good digital photography is the number of pixels that the camera captures. "Pixel" is a contraction of "picture element", and it's the smallest unit of visual information that a camera can capture (or a scanner, or that can be displayed on a monitor, etc.). The more information a camera is capable of capturing, the better the image (as a general rule) will be. I believe this is probably the problem in your case. Going for the most expensive pair would probably give you a boost in quality of images, assuming that the price increase is for increased pixel capacity. If the more expensive ones have a more powerful magnification or other features, but the same number of pixels able to be captured, you're viewing experience might go up but digital image experience be just as disappointing. HTH, Ron Wednesday, December 3, 2003, 9:12:43 AM, you wrote: L> I bought a pair of the digital camera/binoculars and they took terrible = L> pics so I returned them,, I know the 8x42 is for the binoculars, but = L> Pentax has 3 sets and I don't know what to look for in the camera to get = L> better pics, (I guess I could just go for the most expensive pair???) For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.