Well, I took a chance in buying a sassy, new camera before vacation. And I do know that many people have disaster stories about just that situation. The verdict is that I was thrilled with my new Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4! It was easy to carry around and snap a pic anytime. The old (beloved) Canon G2 is a bulkier camera with what looks like a microscopic screen to me now. So, all in all I was one very happy camper!