I would also like to be able to zoom enough to get a nice shot. But I definitely want a compact camera, nothing too large.
We were just at a Cub Scout event. I have a Canon SD600, 3x zoom. The event took place in the cafeteria, fully lit. My pictures all turned out dark, whether I used the flash or not. I would like a camera that I can just set on auto and go. I would be willing to learn how to adjust manual settings if necessary. I want to be able to take great pictures inside and out. I really like the sd940, but I don't think that's going to give me anything better than the SD600 other than the 4x zoom. Any recommendations?