Today I received a Christmas gift of an 8.0 megapixel Canon Powershot S5 1S from my parents.
My parents aren't any more knowledgeable about photography than I am (and I can't say I know all too much) so with the camera, they offered to exchange it for any model in the same approximate price range to best suit my purpose (primarily aviation spotting).
Now, I don't really know anything about this model of camera, or what other models would be similar/better. That's why I'm posting here. Should I stick with the Powershot, or is there something else out there that I would be better off with?
In the past, I've been limited to an old Nikon Point-and-shoot, and occasionally an old Minolta with a telephoto lens (a fine camera, but not a digital) so anything is certainly an improvement. I guess the question is, will the PowerShot S5 be enough of an improvement to get over that pesky "Bad Quality" rejection?
[Edited 2007-12-25 08:44:12]