I think I have narrowed my choices down to these two. The Canon is slightly more expensive but the added benefit is that I wouldn't have to worry about the lens error problems that plague the Casio. The thing that is pushing me towards the Casio is the My Scenes mode because I'm not an experienced photographer and I will be using the camera under a variety of settings... How valuable do you think the My Scenes mode of the Casio cameras is?
As a side note: I've eliminated the Sony P200 because of the dust problems that plague its lens, but kept the Casio on the list b/c the lens error of the Casio can be avoided by carrying that camera in Audio Record mode.....
How does all this sound and is there anything I'm missing?