getting a digital camera

> Does anyone have recommendations? I want a normal camera, not a video
> camera, but being able to record videos (with sound) would rock since I
> would be able to experiment more with videoblogging instead of just
> talking about it. I have been looking at a Canon A80 which I should be
> able to get for $300. I'm looking for something that is easy to use for
> 'travel photos' but at the same time has a possibility for getting a bit
> more into different settings (because I like to experiment and maybe even
> learn a thing or two about photography).

I use a canon s100(or something like this).
canon's are great. simple, but with total manual control.
clear photos.
take good MPEGS.
i rarely use my videocamera to do my blogs.

Jay Dedman
Manhattan Neighborhood Network
537 West 59th
NY NY 10019
212 757 2670 ext.312