I really doubt that I would be able to have the opportunity of playing with both of these cameras before making up my mind on which to get. I would really appr eciate comments from people who have experienced using both cameras. I've priva tely e-mailed a few of you in this group, but most of them basically said it rea lly depends on my personal preferences. Unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to fi nd that out until I've tried one. So stupidly, I might just have to let the maj ority win.