I've been shooting with a PowerShot A70 for a little while. Years ago I used a fully manual Pentax SLR, but had been away from photography for years and wanted to ease in to the digital universe. I figured that my next move would be a DSLR, but haven't relished the price and having to mess with different lenses. So the newer, fancier compacts seemed the way to go (like the Canon S5 1S). HOWEVER I just stumbled across an article that explained that shooting above 200 will result in noticeable digital noise even in these more expensive Power Shot cameras. Drat! Is this true for all of them? If so, then that's reason enough to suck it up and get a DSLR. I try to shoot at 200 but sometimes I need to push to 400. So, another 2 questions: Can I be confident that most decent low-end DSLRs will have less of a problem with noise? And, different subject, do they all have through-the-lens focusing? I don't like using the LED for anything other than viewing the photo already taken, so I've had framing problems at times with my PowerShot. thanks!