I know nothing. Now that's out of the way, here are my thoughts. I want a digital camera. Reasonably compact, but taking decent snapshots. I wanted AA batteries (I've been caught out with other equipment before). From reading this forum, I've concluded: 1. A lot of you like Canon. From what I can see, the small ones don't use AA. The ones that use AA (x4) are a bit bulky. 2. The Sony W1 (W12) is well liked. I came close to buying this, but I'm a bit put off by the memory sticks, plus I think it's more than I need. I'm just coming round to the Nikon Coolpix 3200. Should be adequate. Seems to be unavailable in a lot of places now. BUT Now I read (dpreview) that 2 new Canons are coming out. Powershot A510 and A520. These seem to be a similar size to the Coolpix. They use 2 AA batteries. Could this be what I was looking for? Perhaps the more experienced members could give their thoughts on these 2 new models.