OK, I guess I've resisted long enough. This is a purchase that has been pending for a while. I have a couple out of country trips coming up and I'm going to want lots of pictures but don't have the desire the lug my SLR camera around. Lots of money tied up in my SLR and assorted lenses and I know I won't beat the picture taking quality, but I don't care for the bulk when traveling. Looking for a lightweight, compact digital camera that takes high quality pictures and has some manual functions (aperture, f-stop, etc) and variable zoom settings. I know you guys all dabble with yours. Anyone have a make / model that they particularly like and why? Thanks!