Hello Everyone, For a few months now I have been wanting to buy a new camera and was not sure which kind to get. Today I got the Canon PowerShot SX120 IS but was skeptical because it uses AA batteries and I was told that was a no go. (I have 14 days to return it) If you guys could help me find the best camera for me, I'd really appreciate it! I want to take semi-pro pics - I'm a graphic designer so I know this is a good skill to have. But, I want something small enough to fit a purse so it can serve multi functions - to use for semi - pro pics and as a camera to take out for a night on the town. Need something that takes clear pictures at night especially and has a great zoom. I heard 10 and up is good? I also did not want to spend more than $500 - No more than $300 is ideal. I really like the Canon but I don't like how it uses AA batteries. Thanks in advance.