You were absolutely right. I've also been using my SLR for nearly a decade; nevertheless, I find that the shakeness seems to happen mostly while using the compact digital camera. Perhaps, it was a bit improper and unsteady posture or so in addition to the lighter weight camera ( possible to move around easily ). Stay fit is also another suggesting in addition to using the heavier camera. I don't really trust those camera equipped with the image stabilizer because it makes the camera shooter lean toward carelessness. Just a personal comment.