Hi everyone, I posted recently on the beginners board about my interest in getting into DSLR photography, however, I have not been able to find a set up that would be within my budget and still suit my needs. I have acquired an interest in macrophotography and macro lenses tend to run more than I am willing to pay right now (when you consider the base cost of a camera and all the "necessary" accessors). So, I have begun researching advanced point and shoot. However, I am taking a trip to Yosemite tomorrow and I would like to be able to make my decision by the end of this afternoon. So far, I am looking at the Canon PowerShot G9 (possibly the G7, but it doesn't support RAW and I would prefer that any camera I get take pictures in RAW incase I do get into manual post-processing). I am also looking into the Nikon Coolpix series (probably the newest, 5100). I would just go with the Canon at this point because it suits my needs, has a macro mode, has decent zoom capabilities, and all that...but, I read online somewhere that the Nikon Coolpix series are well-known as being the best for macro photography and, all other things being equal, this would definitely be the deciding factor for me. My question is...are all other things equal? Does anyone have any strong fact-based opinions regarding the G9 vs. Coolpix 5100? I would do most of this research myself, but at this point considering that I have much to do to prepare for my trip, I think I am justified in requesting some help . Mainly, I'm just looking for opinions w/ experience rather than basing my decision on something I read in a review of the Nikon and the tech specs I've discovered online. for instance, the Canon is listed as having a 1 cm minimum macro focal length on dpreview.com and the Nikon is listed as having 4 cm minimum focal length...but who's to say having a shorter focal length is what matters? not me. I am also open to other suggestions for macro-capable point-and-shoot cameras. I'm sure there are some that have evaded my research thus far. Any help will be greatly appreciated .