I received as a gift an SLR 35mm Canon EOS Rebel T2 a few years back, and I have never been satisfied with the quality of the pictures. It seems that my Pentax point-and-shoot that I got in 1991 took better pictures, especially in low lighting situations. I am not a "photographer", just someone who loves to take pictures and wants to always capture the moment, so I don't need the best quality but want my pictures to look good. My question is what could be the reasons/fixes for my pictures always looking dark, lacking clarity (not necessarily blurry), and not having vibrant colors. I use the auto mode on the camera, a Quantaray 28-90mm lense, the built-in flash, and have used 800, 400, and 200 film (usually Fuji). I don't think it's the camera because it's practically new still since I haven't use it much, but I think it is either the lens or most likely the flash not being sufficient enough in the low-level lighting? I had no problem with my Pentax P&S in low-level lighting, so I was expecting the SLR to provide at least the same, if not better, results. Thanks.