Just an FYI if you’re looking for a new camera:
Amazon just dropped the prices on a bunch of great Canon point-and-shoot cameras, including the critically-acclaimed S90. Amazon is charging just $373 for the S90, including the all-important free shipping that not every retailer is offering.
It’s also a heck of a lot cheaper than the Canon g11, with whom it shares the same exception image quality, and about $25 cheaper than the Panasonic LX3.
DPReview’s Comments on the S90:
Photographers looking for a serious, pocket-friendly, compact camera haven’t had a lot to choose from, and the S90 offers the first real competition to Panasonic’s LX3, the success of which almost certainly led Canon to revive the long-running and much missed ‘S’ series. I may not have liked it when I first used it, but I soon found myself picking it up every time I went out the door.
It is, above all else, a great walkaround camera, capable of results (particularly at lower ISO settings) that most serious photographers would be more than happy with. The control system encourages photographic experimentation (unlike so many compacts, which simply make it too painful to work manually), but the automatic systems are also reliable – and intelligent – enough to give you great results if you prefer to just ‘point and shoot’. The tiny body might not make for particularly good handling, but it’s small enough to carry anywhere and the image quality it produces rarely disappoints.