So I'll start buy introducing myself a little bit first, well I'm doing some graphic design(http://www.myspace.com/ivaylokli) and I discovered a passion for photography recently. I'm still a beginner in this world but I wanna learn! Okay so I'm posting out here for some help, about a digital camera that I'm going to buy soon for this summer. The thing is that I don't know which one to buy yet and I really wanna make a good choice on it since it will be my first time doing some serious landscapes pictures. Here is a list of cameras I've tested, but I don't think any of those will be taken for various reasons. Canon PowerShot A540 Canon PowerShot SD900 Sony CyberShot DSCN2 Olympus Stylus 770SW My budget is around $450 USD. My needs would be: Long battery life, compact size, IS, good quality pictures(mainly for landscapes), As you've guessed this camera will be mainly for landscape photography, and I'm not going to buy any tripod so thats why I'm looking for an Image Stabilizater on it. I've came up with a little list out here, and if y'all could tell me what camera would be the best for me out of those it will be awesome! Also, if you wanna add on other cameras to the list- go ahead! Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 Casio Exilim EX-Z850 Sony DSC-P200 Sony DSC-T100 Samsung NV10 Canon PowerShot SD800 IS Canon PowerShot A640 Canon PowerShot SD1000 Canon PowerShot S80 Well, I'll be waiting on some replies and thanks to y'all for the help.