A few years ago I purchased a Canon PowerShot A80 digital camera. It has been a good camera (4 megapixels, 3x and 11x zoom lens, with an added 1 GB memory card); however, it is showing the wear and tear of typical, long term use. I plan on taking some time to shop around and decide on what I want. Today I found a nice article by Katherine Boehret that explains the latest developments in digital camera technology. Please share your ideas on good point and shoot digital cameras. Now, I must decide: do I need or want a new digital camera!?!