Ben, I'm getting similar results with a D100 vs. S2 Pro. A couple of weeks ago I went out with two friends for some night shots. The S2 easily handled a number of situations that the D100 couldn't touch. I get consistently underexposed images, yet the rep tells me that those are "normal", yet I am seeing images from other D100's that are simply stunning. I actually got better unprocessed results from a <$500 p&s digital. It's not a lens problem, as I've tried several different lenses. It's to the point that I am ready to go back to film completely.