Hi all, My basic question is: I know that the the newer point and shoot cameras that have 8 or more megapixels shoved into a tiny sensor are more prone to noise and purple fringing, more so than, say the 5 megapixel cameras that were top of the line not too long ago. If I drop the resolution to shoot at 5 megapixels, will that effectively give me the same picture (with less purple fringing) as the older cameras? Will it just use more pixels on the CCD to sample the image, and use them all in generating the 5 MP image? The back story is this: My Canon powershot A610 just stopped working with the dreaded E16 error. I loved that camera for lots of things, most notably the flip-out screen, and the 5.1 megapixels were actually plenty for taking some fantastic landscape shots when I didn't have my dlsr, and they looked great even blown up. Now that it's done, Canon is offering me the 'canon loyalty program' option to 'upgrade' to a SD1000, or an SX100 (10X optical zoom) at a significant discount. Both of these have greater resolution on the same (or smaller) size sensor, and I'm a little concerned about the fringing. I think I'd be totally happy using them and dropping the resolution of the images, if that would take care of the issue. Thanks for any advice you all have.