I've done just a tiny bit of research and the Canon SX100IS has caught my eye. Anyone have one? What do you think? Is there a better alternative in the same price range? The features I'm looking for: 8x or greater optical zoom. Image Stabilizer Macro setting Faster shutter speed and writing to the memory as not to miss those "oh so important" moments. The ability to make small digital movies. I'm willing to go up to around $350 to get something that will be able to do all of it. Any help would be appreciated.