kevlar51 wrote:how's the battery life on these things? am I pretty much obligated to buy a second, more powerful battery?
I bought this camera about a month ago to take with me on a trip to Europe. I did buy a 2nd battery from Batteries Plus and because I used it all day, I did have it die out on me a couple of times, but it lasted much longer than the batteries in my old Canon camera! I was impressed - and still am! So nice to have a camera that was small enough to slip into my pocket - no lense cover to slip off - and great, quick pictures!!
I did a fair amount of research before buying this camera. http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/DMCFH20/DMCFH20A.HTM was one review, but I found another one that had a true blue Canon lover that really liked this camera. I'm very happy with mine.