Howdy, To begin with, I have been through one set of eyeballs reading the fine 'linking reference thread', many of you have already contributed too. I guess I am looking for confirmation of what I have absorbed AND concluded. I appreciate your patience. The Challenge: I am the IT Manager for one of the top 10 demolition companies (US). Over the past two years, I have been automating our field operations (jobsites). The larger ones are getting video, the smaller ones are having digital cameras assigned to the field supervisor. Visual (and some audio) media is being transmitted back to the Divisional HQ (Seattle, Portland, Honolulu, LA, Pentagon). Cameras assigned to the field are misused, abused, stolen, destroyed, etc. So, we need to find a camera which will take some abuse, produce above average results and can be landed cheap. Below are the prime criterion I am using for making a selection: Cost between $100-$175 Very easy to operate - truly 'point and shoot' No proprietary connectors or storage Easy driver installation Good manufacturer support for updated drivers, technical manual, FAQ, etc Above average ruggedness Easy download of pictures Prefer support for Windows and Mac Above average picture storage and battery life Excellent picture quality for its class I am going to start off with 20 of these initially. All told, I will probably be buying ~100 more by October. However, I am pushing more for video. That project is running concurrent with this one. It is possible (based on results) we may make a much larger emphasis on that media, rather than photography. Some cameras I like are the Fujifilm Finepix F20, the Fuji FinePix F40fd, the Canon PowerShot A550/A630. These are near the upper limits of my price range. Anyone have suggestions for cameras ~$100? Appreciate your opinions.