Re: I may be committing the unpardonable sin by asking this one
Another 2 Canons to consider are the SX120, and the SX200. Neither are in the hybrid-DSLR range that the SX20 is, but they are both good for simple snapshots. I would consider the SX20 to be a little big to carry around in the pocket.
The SX120 is also large for a Point and Shoot, but is smaller than the SX20. It has 10mp, a 10x zoom, and can be fully automatic or fully manual, or anything in between. It is only I think A$350, so around US$320 or something.
The SX200 is 12mp, has a 12x zoom, and is very slim, and small. It is also auto to manual, like the SX120. However, it is expensive: A$500.
Hope this helps
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