I sure wish I had more time to hang out on these forums! Everytime I get a chance to come on here, I just want to read and read and read... Anyway, today I am asking for input and advice. My camera has died. I need a new camera (BEFORE kidding season starts the end of March!) and I don't know what to get. Can you all share what cameras you have liked or disliked? Here is kind of what I am looking for: Under $500 Takes pictures in quick succession (no waiting forever after taking a picture to take the next one) Takes pictures as soon as you click (none of this click.... a n d t h e n t h e c a m e r a f i n a l l y t a k e s t h e p i c t u r e... well after the goat has moved...) Has long battery life (doesn't go through 8 AA batteries to get one set of pictures.) Fairy small. Doesn't need to be one of those TINY ones, but not a bulky large one either. Easy to use. I don't want to have to fiddle with a lot of buttons and knobs to take a picture. So... Anyone know of a camera that meets all or most of these qualifications???