Well I pulled the trigger on the purchase of the Canon G15 compact digital camera. I almost went for the Canon G1 X, with its larger sensor, but it is a larger camera and kind of defeated the purpose of having a pocket camera as my backup shooter and everyday (keep it on me) camera. The G15 replaces the very popular G12, and should be exactly the camera I need. I looked at Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic and Sony, but I like the consistency of staying with Canon. All of their cameras work pretty much the same way, and that really cuts down on the learning curve. Plus, when you’re switching back and forth from one brand to another it can get frustrating in the heat of battle (and mistakes often occur). Is the G15 the best? Best is a hard concept. For what I need it to do it should prove more than adequate. I will provide some updates (and photos) after I receive it sometime this coming week. That should be the end of my photography purchases for quite some time to come. Great deal from Adorama: included an extra battery; LowePro camera pouch; 8GB high speed memory card and mini-tripod. All for $449 USD (including $50 rebate).