It is certainly true that the P&s don't have the burst speeds that DSLRs have, so action is more difficult, but I haven't had an opportunity to really give it a try yet. I want pretty good light to attempt action, as I would with a DSLR also. And yes, everyone has chosen correctly. Middle two shots are DSLR. I should have had the DSLR set for the same F:# as the P&S. That might have made a more difficult comparison. The P&S is actually about 4 megapixels (or about 50%) bigger than my 30D, but, of course, the physical size of the sensor is much smaller, so pixels are crammed more tightly on the sensor, and that seems to be a factor, esp at higher ISO (really anything above 100). I'm not at my main computer at the moment, so can't give the tech data, but hope to publish that a bit later.