When it comes down to it, I think I can get good shots, but never know enough about a camera to take a decent picture. Anyway, since I went digital, I first got a Nikon Coolpix 2000. Pretty good little camera. Traded up (in theory) to an HP Photosmart R707. My fiancee's got a 6 year old Sony Cybershot which can outshoot both of those cameras. So, here's where I stand. I want something simple. I can see the appeal of the dSLRs. I'm getting married next year, and I want a digital camera I can take with me to catch everything. The cameras we have now either miss the moment (HP) and blur the picture, or they don't get any light into the picture (Sony). Either way, the picture tends to get lost. I don't want that. I want a good digital camera that I can use for these situations; spontaneous "kodak" moments that I can't afford to give 10 seconds startup time + 1 second shutter time + 3 second save time + 1 second focus time. Especially on the HP, this happens REPEATEDLY! So, I've started my search from the beginning. I like simplicity. I like image stabilization (my hand shakes a lot). I don't think I need a dSLR, but I'm not apposed. I've looked at the FujiFilm a610 reviewed above, and it seems like a good camera, just with little to no features. The Canon's confuse me completely. I like the Image Stabilization and the DIGIII facial technology. So, from there the SD700, 800, and 850 sound good. The Nikon market looks good too. The Coolpix S50 looks cool. I really did love my Nikon. Anyone have any tips for someone who simply wants a good camera for everyday use? Basically, I'm getting married soon, and I want a good digital camera that can get pictures of everything that goes on. Edit: Wow, my post is really rambling. Does it make sense?