So I'm looking for a mid-high range non-SLR camera, and I'm stuck between these three: the G7, S3-IS, and the A710-IS. I'd like to be able to use the camera as a simple point and shoot at times, but also use it for hobby photography (which all 3 cameras should do fine, since they all have aperture and shutter priority modes.) I've seen all in person but the 710IS, but the G7 seems to have the best build quality of the three, and it (narrowly) beats out the other two with the features (from what I've seen.) It also has the best control layout. A flip out screen is not important to me. The 12x zoom of the S3 is somewhat useful, but I don't really need it. The hot shoe on the G7 intrigues me, and I might make use of it, as most compact or p&s cameras have rather weak flashes. I don't really need the 10 megapixels of the G7, but it does have a (slightly) bigger sensor than the other two, although it has issues in low light, and higher ISOs. I've seen sample photos, and it's no worse than what I'm used to with my S50, so I'm not complaining. I've been using a Rebel XTi recently, but I won't have it for long, and I have the opportunity to get a new camera soon, and I want the closest experience I can get to dSLR without the size and cost. My basic point is, is it worth it to get the G7 over the other two? What camera would you get between these three, and would you recommend any other cameras with similar feature sets?