Well, I went along today to buy my first camera, having set my sights on the Canon PS A40. Having had a good play with it I have to confess I was a tad disappointed and came away without buying. Conscious that its an entry level I wasn't expecting too much but just didn't get a buzz from it at all. Can't fault it as a camera - just didn't excite me. However, what did was Sony's DSC P71 which I really liked. Didn't buy it as I hadn't gone prepared to get it aND hadn't really considered it at all. Any views before I proceed? Being new to digi cameras I'm not too sure where the Sony sits in terms of its reputation/performance in the cam. market. I feel like I am back to square one so any comments or other recommendations in the up to £275 bracket would be welcome. Thanks Paul.