I take pictures of the natural world almost exclusively. I used to shoot film and I still enjoy composing a shot, taking my time, and expecting a good result in the same way I shot with film. Film seemed simple to me, and I like simple. I carry a camera with me at all times. I have carried several high end compact digital cameras over the years, the most resent being a Canon S95. It has been a good camera for me but I feel like it is time to move on. I just received a Fuji X20 and I have yet to read the manual. I have a Ricoh GR on order from B&H. Based on the answers I get I may cancel the Ricoh order. I am very limited in my understanding of digital photography and the terms involved. I am not particularly interested in the digital world, but I am very interested in the natural world. Here are my questions. 1. The Fuji X20 has a .39" marco capability. The Ricoh GR has a nearly 4" macro limit. If the Ricoh image is cropped, could it potentially look as good as the Fuji image considering the APS-C sensor in the Ricoh? 2. I am not interested in post production manipulation. Have the jpegs been satisfying out of the Fuji X20 for you? 3. I have read that the Fuji X20 blurs low contrast details at distances. If this is true is there a setting that you have discovered that improves the appearance of trees and grasses? Please include any of your ideas and experiences that have been important for you in capturing realistic images of the natural world. I really appreciate your help. I am sick of thinking about cameras and just want to get out and shoot.