I've been into photography for years- it is a passion of mine. I currently have a Canon EOS Elan with a wide angle to 200 zoom lens, but would like to finally upgrade to a digital... only problem is I only have a budget of $500. The Canon S3 IS really intrigues me, as I've really wanted to be able to do extreme close ups of plant life, outdoor scenesetc. On the other hand, I also want to be able to take decent pictures of my 6 year old who is at the stage where smiling for the camera is making a weird face.
A friend at work has the A620 and it seems like it has a lot to offer, except for the powerful telephoto....
I guess my question is how do the two compare and why would you buy one over the other? I want so much camera, but I know my budget is extremely small.
What do you think?