I seemingly goto a lot of NBA games and I never seem to get more than about half of the pictures I shoot to come out even remotely decent. I don't have a DSLR and most places like Staples Center don't let you in with one anyway. Currently I have a decent compact P&S, Canon Powershot SD630. I've had it for a while and have learned how to get decent pictures out of it for the most part and understand most of the manual settings, etc. I'm considering getting the Canon G9 or G10 because it's compact enough that it will still be allowed in Staples Center and I'm not quite ready for a DSLR yet anyway. Okay, so here's the issue. Blurry pictures. If I turn the ISO past 200 it has too much noise to get a decent shoot. I turn the flash off as that seems to work better, but I can't hold the camera still enough for it not to blur, and everything becomes too dark with the flash on. I've tired different WB settings, AWB, Tungsten, Fluorescent, etc, with no luck. I also have Evaluative, Center Weighted Avg, and Spot options that I honestly don't understand so I leave it on Evaluative. Here's a few sample pictures I took last night, some that came out blurry and some that came out decent. What am I doing right and/or wrong, how can I take better pictures? I'm not always lucky enough to the this close, but this was a preseason game, normal season games I'm usually higher up so that changes how the pictures come out. That and it was much brighter inside this arena than it is in Staples Center.