I am in the market for a 3mp digital cam in the US$300 price range and am asking for any useful feedback. Have already visited the forum and see some great comments there. I Have only been looking for one week, am amazed to see some folks researching for weeks. Obviously wonderful sites like this one and the UK one I've seen help a lot, and I have seen some reviews which help a great deal. Cam size is meaningful and I didn't especially like the "handle" on the A70 but I see that others think it's a positive attribute. I do like many of the A70 features. I really like the size and shape of the 3100 and the LC33. I still need to see Steve's review of the 3100 but from another review I can see that the optics may not be as good as Canon's or possibly Panasonic's (Leika). But can you really discern the difference? Don't know exactly what features will turn out to be the most desirable (before I started looking I had not even considered mini-movies in such a device; now I can see that I might use that feature. Does someone have a suggestion for another camera similar to these which I might have overlooked? I have ruled out the desirable Sony DSCP52 only because the lens protrudes and I really want something which will fit in a small space, maybe a pocket.