After trying to get decent family photos this weekend with my A630, I want something better. I want something that takes good pictures indoors without the flash. I have read that a larger CCD would have less noise at higher ISO settings. My camera has a 1.8". I have also read that the CMOS sensors have less noise. I don't really want to plop down a grand or more for a top end DSLR, but I still want a versatile, quality unit, if that's possible. Like everyone else I want all of the bells and whistles but I don;t want to pay for them. I like taking pictures. I have been experimenting with nature photography, macro, sports, just trying different things to improve my abilities. Here are some of my preferences, some may be unrealistic for a lower priced unit, but I can still want them right? -Good low light quality, low noise in higher ISO's -Medium MP's, I don't see myself printing posters, probably 8x10 max -Size not really a big issue though smaller the better, I know you sacrifice quality for small size. -Good macro ability -Good zoom or ability to add telephoto for nature shots Mine is 6X but I can add my 2X lens to it -Fast continuous shooting, mine has 1.8f/s I would like better -Ability to take video, not a show stopper, but still nice -Take SD cards, I have a bunch, would save not having to by other cards. -Good auto-focus and manual focus. Mine is not as good as I would like. -standard AA batteries are handy as well as a flip out LCD I will add more as I think of them. The Canon S5 IS seams to be leading the race right now, but I am still looking hard. I wish we had a shop around so I could manhandle a bunch of cameras and see actual pictures myself.