Originally Posted by Maverick2o2
Generally you want to stay in the Canon family group. Im guessin gyou dont take professional pictures so try not to let the MegaPixel rating fool you. anything over 3MP will suffice since you wont need ridiculous 16x20 shots of your friends getting trashed or such
Sorry, but your not correct on the megapixel size. There are many times you will take a picture and wish you had a longer zoom lens, to bring your subject into view. The larger pixel size allows you to crop, without "blurr". Also, larger pixel size mean the actual pixel is smaller than a photo with less pixel size. This is important when you need to edit the photo, like taking out red eye. I have owned 3, 5 and now 7.2 mega pixel cameras. I can atest on how much more enjoyable to have the 7.2 is over the 3 or 5.
As for canon, they are a nice camera. Most of them rate the highest on photo quality. I have always been a Minolta fan, but did cross over to Canon once.
My Lastest camera, I thought I'd never own. Its the Casio ex-z750. Really small, 7.2 megpixel, 2.5" screen, light assist focusing for those low light shots. Start up time is within 2 sec's, recycle time is nill. Uses the SD card. Rechargable battery gives me 300+ photos before needing recharged. Photo quality is superb. It also takes Mpeg4 movies with sound. I was surprized at the video quality coming from a still camera. Who would have thought a calculator company could make such a nice camera???