Well, few weeks ago, I was looking for a pocket camera for my wife for our anniversary. I asked around here what your choices were, and the majority of the few who chimed in recommended the Fuji F40d. So I bought it, and I love it!!! What freedom from my DSLR and a few lenses for some casual shooting. Plus, it's fast!!! (For a P&S, that is :smile It turns on quickly, and the pictures are great (the smart-flash on it is amazingly good at close range). I haven't used it for more than casual snapshots, but here are a few samples of what it can do. Nothing done other than resize for web... View attachment 103978 View attachment 103979 I will now recommend this camera to others who ask for a P&S!