I am looking to buy my wife a digital camera for Christmas. I don't want to spend more than $300 if I can help it. She is not a photographer, nor am I. All the bells and whistles are fine but not necesary. Right now I am trying to decide between the Kodak DX7440 and the CX7530 , although I am not set on this. What is your opinion on these? I am leaning toward the 7440 but I don't like the batery pack idea. Does anyone here have one? How long do they last? Thanks.;c Wanna kill these ads? We can help!