I've had my trusty point and shoot for almost 6 years now and despite all we've been through, I need something better to fulfill all my creative needs! :-) My Canon 400D on the other hand, is just too bulky to carry around (and outdated)... and I realized, I'm not really the techie photographer type like most aficionados, but just someone who wants to take amazing, interesting pictures. With a handy P&S. Picture-perfect moments usually pass by so quickly and you need something light, fast, and takes high quality pictures. So I'm now a convert. I'll be using this camera from this day forward (thanks to the federal tax refund)! Just before the new battery died on me, I took some test shots.