For sheer convienance, I like that plus AA batteries. My Digital Elph and HP812 take good shots and has the auto-lens feature.
The HP812 was acquired just because it was a step up from the 2.1 MP Digital Elph (to 4MP), 2x to 3x zoom and the thing that could not be off the list, "AA batteries."
I'm buying my first digital camera. The regular (Fuji) camera I've owned and used for 18 years has an automatic lens cap cover, it opens automatically when I turn the camera on, and retracts automatically when I turn the camera off. I've become really, really used to it. I hate seeing detachable lens caps on all the new digitals.
The Canon Powershot A80 seems to have an automatic lens cover, but it's not quite what I want. I'm tempted to buy it anyway, just for the lens cover. But that's probably stupid. Are there any other cameras that have that feature?
I'm looking for 3-4mp, at least 4x optical zoom, USB, and would like something that is bigger and heavier than the pocket-sized ones. I also like the curved-out right side for holding the camera. My old regular Fuji has that, and I got used to that, too.
I'm an old dog who fears new tricks and kind of want things exactly like they used to be.