I have been looking at various cameras recently and trying to decide which model to buy. And after some research I have (I think) narrowed it down to 2 different models. 1. Cannon Powershot G15 2. Cannon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i (two different names for the same model) I basically am after a camera that takes a good photo when I press the button. Has little to no delay from button press to photo taken, a decent optical zoom, 3-5x is enough for me I don't need 20x or anything like that and lastly a decent sensor. And it must be really portable. I don't want to be forced to take a huge camera bag with me. But overall I just want something that takes a good picture. I'm no camera expert and I have derived these two specific models as they are in my price range and this is what I have been advised by many people. But I can't pick the difference between the two models. Well I can but I don't know which is the right one for me. Or would a 3rd different model be better? If anyone could share some advice of this I'd be very happy. Thank you in advance.  I am reading the dpreview reviews on both cameras now. Long reads so will take a while to let all that information sink in. Dpreview reviews: G15 - http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-powershot-g15 600D - http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos600d Ok both reviews are read. But I have a question. From that site: G15 - 76% gold 600D - 77% silver How can a lower rated camera get a better medal? Unless entry level dslr's are rated differently to better point and shoot cameras like the G15.