1. I did a search. 2. I've checked many many reviews of this particular camera. I just wanted to get some real world opinions of the Canon S5is digital camera. Whether anyone has one or from anyone that is in the know. The reason I'm looking into it is that it seems to be a step below total SLR. Gives me the manual controls to get started into photography...yet seems simple enough for the wife to pick up and use. Also that it seems to take very good video. I know a lot of people will say if you want a digital video camera go get one...but hey...if I can get two in one...why not? On a certain site I'm able to get the camera for $279 shipped...so it seems to be a good deal to me and I'm pretty much sold...but I so value the opinion of my fellow TB'ers.