I'm not too sure what to get. The SD700 is $1 more, has a rechargeable battery (so no chargers necessary, no extra $$) and seems to be in a pretty highly-rated series of cameras. And the 800 is new and flashy.
I am looking for a good, all-around camera that I can use to take pictures of my artwork with as well as scenes for reference. I also want to start taking pictures for the art of it, as I have always been kind of interested in photography, just never had the money that I was willing to spend on a camera.
After asking about it before, I was given some helpful advice and decided to go with the Canon PowerShot A710. My favotite online store, NewEgg, is selling this camera for $315 with a free 1GB card (more than enough space for me, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16830120067). CNET gave this camera a 7.6 (http://reviews.cnet.com/Canon_PowerShot_A710_IS/4505-6501_7-32065685.html).
Before I order, is there anything I should be aware of? I know that Canon has a class-action lawsuit against them because their cameras sometimes simply stop working after an error message, but I am willing to take a risk, as they seem to make very good cameras.
And can anyone recommend a good battery charger (it uses AA batteries)? I had one a while ago, but it exploded... I've been too scared to buy one since.