I currently have a Panasonic DMC-FZ10 which I've had for years and love. I don't carry it with me everywhere I go, though, and I tend to see photo ops in everyday situations (walking home from work, at the pub, etc) so I have been thinking about getting a compact P&S camera to throw in my handbag (which isn't that big). That way I have it with me all the time. The ones I've been eyeing are the Canon SD750 and the Nikon S50. Both are around $300 and seem to get very good reviews. I'm leaning toward the Nikon as the Canon does not have image stabilization. But I'm worried the lens will get scratched if it's in my bag (no lens cover). Neither has aperture or shutter priority modes, though, which I use frequently. Anything compact (or ultra compact) with those are around $500. I might as well put that toward an SLR, which I hope to get in the next year or two. And I really don't want to be carrying around something that valuable with me all the time, anyway. So... I don't know what to do. I want something that I can just stick in my bag, but I'm afraid that I'll be frustrated by a lack of features or poor quality. Maybe I won't care about the A/S/M setting if I'm just doing P&S in a pub with my friends, anyway... Anyone have any insight or advice? Any other cameras I should be looking at? The ones mentioned above are the two that tend to come up the most and have the best reviews when I search. Thanks in advance.