Newbie here and having read many of the other posts asking for help, I'll insert my question, as well. Being a photography novice at best, I currently use a Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH. This info lets you know my approx dollar range for a new camera. This has been a handy camera, given its size and ease of use, but it wasn't so friendly on a recent vacation. The battery life is short, and the length of time it takes between shots is unacceptable. I missed many opportunities while this PowerShot SD1100 was processing previous shots. I don't require a lot of bells and whistles with my camera, but a basic upgrade to something that allows a reasonable number of shots per minute coupled with increased battery life would be good. Hoping this provides enough info to get started here, I'll thank you for your thoughts.