DH feels that we should go digital. Well, you can call me a big chicken because I'm just afraid to go digital. So I'm trying to educate myself. I'm looking at www.dpreview.com and www.steves-digicams.com but I just don't get digital and optical zoom. Could someone put it into english, i.e., very simple terms for me? Please? I think I'd like the convenience of digital vs my 35mm especially not having to carry around extra film. I take lots and I mean lots of pictures on vacation. Last year we took 3 vacations - Smokies, Gettysburgh and Disney - I lost track of how many rolls I shot after 35. Thanks in advance!!