hey all cool forum! i am going to be doing some traveling in south america and intend on writing some freelance feature stories, but need a quality digital camera for the accompanying photos, i'm sure a lot of nature-type pics and portraits, etc i haven't really been around cameras too much since my photo journalism coursework (a while back - ), so i just would like something that takes great all around pics (good enought to be published), without too much meddling and technical know-how - i mean i'm not afraid of trial and error or reading a manual, but i am not a photographer by trade and i am not too proud to minimize my weakness i'd rather not need a lot of cumbersome equipment, as i am trying to minimize my travel load and the possibility of theft, although i don't mind a couple of lenses and a bag if it would make the difference between good and great shots (any lens recommendations would be great as well) how many megapixels would you all recommend for this kind of fidelity/resolution? would a P&S camera suffice? from reading some of the other threads, i was looking into the Canon G7, Powershot S70 and Leica D-Lux 3...are these cameras capable of the quality i'm looking for? any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated...Thanks!