If you wish to post photos on this forum, just find a place on the internet to park the photo and include the photo link (URL) in the text of your posting on this forum.
If you do not have a place to park a photo, I suggest you go to Photobucket.com and open a free account. They permit linking and they place the photo URL immediately under the photo. Just copy the URL.
To find out if you are the cause of the problem, or the camera is the culprit:
Set the camera to take a timed photo. Set the camera on something solid, push the shutter button, step back from the camera, and wait for 10 seconds for the camera to take the photo.
There will be no camera movement.
See if the photo is nice and sharp.
It is possible that you are moving the camera as you take the photo. I have seen photos where the person tried to take a photo of a person and got a photo of his own foot instead.
There is a thing called "shutter lag" with digital cameras. The A95 shutter lag is 0.6 second.
When you take a photo, hold the camera steady, press the shutter button and silently count to three before you move from the shooting position.
To help keep your camera steady, I suggest you use the viewfinder instead of the LCD. When you hold the camera against your face, your head is steadier than your outsteatch arms.
Circles on your photos:
I have seen many samples of circles on photos and it usually happens with flash only. The circles are caused by dust particles floating in the air, near the lens when the flash goes off.
I need guidance on how to use the Canon a95. I thought it was simple as abc. As a starter i used the auto mode (so let the camera set iso,auto focus, aperture, color,etc) but my pics are coming out very blurry with circles on them, the colors are not vivid. The pics are not focused, maybe because of my unsteady hand. I did set the superfine compression. Now, the video modes came out very nice. I thought this was a great camera unless i got a malfunction one. If anyone wants to chat with me. I can email you the pics and you can help me out. I will thank you..