..markiemark: you got here as well! I agree the guide is 'plain and simple' and will help newcomers make their first choice. I found my cam had nearly all the features mentioned in the guide and this is probably true of most good brands. However, my problem was 'how well does the cam perform with those features I personally need and will use most'. And it's Forums like this that tease out the detail and actual user experience, from the numerous cams on offer.
Here's a direct link to the guide download which saves a mouse click!