I am looking to upgrade from a Kodak 2MP camera. I don't want to be looking at my family snaps in 20 years and regret the lack of quality so I'm happy to shell out what it takes to get higher grade - and hopefully futureproof - images. If I am honest I could make do with a point and shoot camera although over time I would like to take better pictures and to do this I realise I am going to need a more complex camera. I have looked at the Pentax Optio 555 for about £330 which doesn't seem to take a lot of work to use. However for the same money (if I get one from the US) the Minolta Dimage A1 seems an awful lot of camera for the money. My fear with the Minolta is that it might be a bit fiddly when I am trying to take a snap of my daughter doing something clever in the back yard. I'd like it to be the sort of camera I can point and shoot when I want, but can also grow with and maybe take a better composed shot if I want to. What I really need is the experience of someone who has used one. Can anyone shed any light on any aspect of my decision? Would be appreciated. I also looked at the Canon Powershot G5, how do you folks think these 3 cameras stack up against each other?