Guys, Coming from a Point & Shoot camera, I want to step up to Advanced High Zoom cameras. I'm still on my learning stage and I'm not considering a DSLR as of yet. Anyhow, here is the problem. I have been wanting a Canon S5 IS for a while now but based on the reviews it seems that the Panasonic FZ18 is better. I really like the FZ18 because it has so many good features like 18x zoom and it shoots RAW image but the S5 IS has the Canon brand and it has always been a good brand for a camera. When buying a camera, is it better to consider the brand or the features? http://www.megapixel.net/reviews/pan...8/fz18-gen.php http://www.megapixel.net/reviews/canon-s5is/s5-gen.php Any help would be appreciated and other suggestions would also be helpful. My spending limit is about $400 right now. Thanks in advance. Best, Erik G.