Okay. So back in June, I got myself the Canon Rebel XS. It's mystical and full of amazing, and probably made of puppy eyelashes and rainbows or something. It is liquid magnificence spun with gold and orgasms.
It filters everything through it's Lens of Magic, via which I am able to convince all of you poor souls that Gabriel and I are fabulously good looking. Because it's just that awesome. It makes people better looking.
I AM SO HAPPY I OWN THIS.
My great big camera of MAGIC-MAKING is not allowed to go out to bars with me, because, obviously. So I've had my Canon Powershot that my mom gave me for my 25th birthday. And for two years it has been filling my world with love and joy and ease-of-transport. And then. AND THEN. On Saturday I broke it. As in really, definitely, user-error, FUCKED UP, broken forever, broke it. At one point I looked at it and the lens was all crookedly shoved and manhandled back into the camera. BROKEN.
I'm in the market for a new point and shoot.
I am in love with Canon ownership.
Can someone explain to me the difference (aside from price) between the following cameras which have come under consideration?
Canon PowerShot SD1200IS 10 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.5-inch LCD
Canon PowerShot SD970IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD
Canon PowerShot SD940IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD
Canon PowerShot SD960IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.8-inch LCD
Canon PowerShot SD780IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.5-inch LCD
Main priorities, from my perspective: smallness (must fit in small purse or coat pocket), ease of use, quality of pictures.
If you have any experience with any of these, I'd like to hear, and if you have any opinions about cameras-not-these, I'd like to hear that too. My main reason for focusing so strongly on Canons in general and specifically on PowerShots is that I've been very happy with this choice in the past. But I'm not unswayable.
Please to advise?