Still, I totally aoppreciated it and thought about it. I was thinking, last week, that I wanted to get a DSLR for my wife, and you folks gave me lots to think about. The more I thought about it, I realized that my wife really wouldn't want a DSLR - I would! :mrgreen: So, I talked to about 20 people on another forum who all have a Canon S3 IS. I looked at over 200 photos online from these folks. I was way more than pleased. It certainly was far superior than my wife's Coolpix 4300. The zoom is what totally sold me ( and the price was right - $287 ). I'm giving to my wife on May 13th, as a combination Mother's Day / anniversary gift. I hope she loves it. And, when she lets me play with it, I am sure I will love it too. Thanks.