Hello Folks, I ma newbie to the world of amateur photography with my experience limited to a Canon A610 5MP digital camera. After playing around with my digital camera quite a bit, I got interested in taking wide angle pictures/pictures with more of the background along with the person in focus. (Not sure of the technical term here :blushing: ) Also I would like to have a camera which fits into my pocket. As far as i know, Only digital cameras fit into pocket. So i researched around and found out the Canon sx200is. with 12x optical zoom and 28mm-336mm (35mm equivalent)-f/3.4-5.3. There are other Panasonic DC's with focal length around 25mm and 10 MP. So my questions are, 1) Are there other good digital cameras with focal length lower than 28mm. 2) Am i being Naive in trying to get a digital camera (and not DSLR) with wide lens. 3) Has anyone here compared the wide angle feature on the Canon sx200is with any other wide angle lens camera photos. 4) For casual/semi-casual photography, how wide a lens (how much lower the no. <35mm ) is more than good enough. If you could also talk about wide angle cameras in general, that would be helpful as well.