I've noticed the opposite, that often they get better if you are farther away and zoom in. At least when the flash is on. Then black doesn't get wierd faded looking and white doesn't get overly bright.Padunk said:Also, try to get close up rather than use zoom. Pictures of your kitties come out much better when you get physically closer to them. Zooming in from across the room usually results in granier, lower quality pictures.