but . . . I do get *really* excited by photography equipment. Permit me to dork out here for a minute, but I may have just found the solution to one of my biggest problems & perhaps yours too. I usually cannot deal with a “point and shoot” camera because it doesn’t have manual controls. When I travel or decide it’s a nice day to have my camera along, I either drag out my big professional camera or decide it’s too heavy to carry when I’m not working, and then I rely on my cell phone if something catches my attention. My clients complain they’d love to be able to take pictures of their kids & talk about how point & shoots don’t do the trick. I agree – they really don’t work. SO, you can imagine my excitement when I learned that Canon has come out with a pocket-sized camera with manual controls!! I couldn’t be more excited & just ordered one. I’ll have to let y’all know if it’s as cool as it sounds. As they say, the best camera is the one you have with you . . .