.....the forum comes through with all the info required. Thanks chaps.
There's a lot of good tips noted above, upon receipt of my camera bac from Casio I'll try them all. In the meantime they continue to advise "no fault found" therefore it must be me !
As for the 2 touch shutter release button - yep know this - thanks anyway.
Shutter speed - I'll check it.
Tripod - I'll try it.
However, 100 pictures or so prior to only a mnth or so ago the camera took great shots regardless of all the above - I think I'll just bin it and get another