my husband loves me ... sometimes. :) today he allowed me to buy a new camera for everything in my life that doesn't involve a photo session. i was really, really stuck in deciding between the new canon that shoots in raw vs the new sony avchd. finally when i had compared all of the features and functions, i decided on the sony. the raw was awesome but that's pretty much all i could see that was amazing. the sony gives you sweeping panorama and hd 1080 video. who can compete with that? who knows - with these awesome panorama shots - i may even end up using it for a few shots at the next wedding! we leave in the morning - time for the packing to begin!!!