I've been over to the DPReview and DCResource forums too but I thought I'd see what the MR crowd thinks. For my new camera it's come down to the G7 or the S3 IS (I'm aware the S5 IS comes out next month, but it's not going to be worth the price difference IMHO). The S3 IS is a great value at under $300, with 12x optical zoom and swivel LCD, also AA batteries. The G7 is compact (also stylish and a built-in lens cap), better LCD, high MP count, and just possibly a little more fun to pull out and use, but at least $160 more. If they were the same price I'd probably get the G7, but don't know that it's advantages are worth it. The S3 has some good advantages besides price as well. I'm going to have to use both at a camera store to decide. I was wondering if any of you have used both and what you thought about them? For either I will probably be getting some accessories like a polarizing filter, maybe infrared (and the G7 has a built-in neutral density filter).