My Canon Powershot SD600 has been good enough for me. Its features are now obsolete, e.g. max 2GB memory card, 3X optical zoom. But recently the switches are failing. Several don't work reliably anymore: film/still, on/off, etc. I have to toggle them several times until they work. I dug out the receipt: bought 17 February 2007. I guess it's time for a replacement. Just $100 buys a better P&S these days. How long are these things supposed to last? I know people with film cameras that are 50 years old and still going strong.