I am a long time 'SLR' snob - I have 99% Exclusively taken all of my photos over the last 15 years (I'm 29 HAHA) I have taken all of my photos with an SLR. I owned two 35mm SLR's in high school - and bought a DSLR in college. I am on the 2nd DSLR now a Canon 50D. I like shooting with an SLR for all the obvious reasons - and I don't like shooting with an SLR for a few obvious reasons - weight and size making it to position #1 and #2 on the Top 10 list of why not to take an SLR on vacation - especially to WDW or Disneyland. (With risk of rain/water damage coming in a close #3) In April I took my gear across the country with me for a work trip where I would be going to Disneyland on my free evenings. However, each evening before I left my hotel - it looked like it was going to rain - and it did all but one evening. On my February trip, I didn't have room to take my SLR - so I took my wife's flip type cam - which I hate now, and promise to never use again - due to the LACK of ability to shoot a wide angle - due to short battery life - and due to controls that made no sense to me. In short - I hated it! So what I'm looking for a good all around point and shoot that will take high quality images, allow for easy manual exposure control and other basics, and be compact as well well as durable. I want a decent camera, that will take decent photos, for a decent - but not unrealistic price (nothing cheap - but nothing wildly high priced. Any suggestions for a guy addicted to his SLR - but tired of taking it on vacation?