My wife is due July 1st with our first child. I currently have a D2X for the money shots. :biggrin: but I wanted something in a smaller case to carry around with me for those times when a SLR isn't convenient and also wanted something that would do video for those moments you dont want to miss on tape. I used to own a Sony P200 that took incredible photos in a compact size and the video was pretty good too. I sold it to a co-worker to upgrade to a Canon SD700 but wasn't happy with the image quality and the fact that you could not control the focal point, so I parted ways with it as well. After reading some reviews, last Friday I picked up a Canon G7 and tried it for 6 days before the return policy was up at the store I bought it from. It's a nice camera but the video was terrible. As the camera would change aperature and focal distances, there would be a loud clicking sound that would play over the audio portion of the clip. I also wasn't too impressed with the flash output setting in the menu system that would display when using manual or aperature priority mode... not allowing me to get a reasonable shot from the camera indoors with the flash. I know I'm spoiled by the image quality of the Nikon SLR lineup and could easily get a D50 and leave my 35 f/2 on it if I need to carry one all the time but that frame really isn't small enough for the use that I want. The G7 was hardly what I would consider a pocket camera but it was doable... However, that takes me back to the video issue. I don't want to lug a camera and a video camera. Any suggestions? My second choice before buying the G7 was the Fuji F31fd but the video mode didn't get the greatest reviews on dpreview. Realizing it's a camera first and does video second, I'll have to live with certain things but this clicking during playback is aweful.