I am currently looking for a digital camera primarily for use while paragliding, so it has to be fairly easy to use in fully automatic mode and relatively compact. I've never used a digital camera before but I would like the functions that I am used to on my SLR such as shutter priority, bracketing etc. I doubt I will make many large prints, most of the images will be used on web pages so resolution is not my highest priority, I am more interested in good optics. I have seen some paragliding shots made with a canon G1 and I was quite impressed with those, so can anybody tell me if the current model the G3 is a good buy or recommend an alternative (preferably a little cheaper ) A friend has the Fuji 6900 but it's a little too big for me. Thanks, Porker.