I recently posted a thread about my first time trying to take serious pictures, not just messing around, while on a trip. The camera I used is a Caon S1, 3.2megapixels, and I'm not too satisfied with the image quality. I'm looking for an upgraded camera, but not a super expensive or a super nice one. So far, I've been looking at the Canon S5. 8mp, 12x optical zoom, and good macro. I don't want to spend too much on additional lessons, but I don't know enough about cameras to really sort through the tons of choices.