the winner was
Back in January, I asked you all for recommendations for a replacement Hicks family digital camera. If anyone is interested to know what happened, I finally plumped for the Canon IXUS 400 - a diminutive beauty.
In the end, I decided to keep my 35mm SLR for anything really creative. The main advantage of the Ixus is that it is so small I can really take it anywhere. Yet the features and quality were amazing, especially the macro facility - much more powerful than I expected. Of course, less than a week after I bought it, the Ixus 500 came out - same price, more pixels. Typical.