I can't believe I forgot about B&H Photo Video, I will get it from them when I am ready.
In the interest of fairness I should probably explain why I am making my choice between the Canon and Fuji that I mentioned at the top of the thread.
A few years ago my Dad got a digital camera (Olympus Stylus 300) that was 3.2mp. It took such nice pictures that when I was ready for one myself I wanted an Olympus Stylus because I knew of it's previous model quality. So this Christmas came and under the tree was the Stylus 1000 (10.0mp) Camera.
Now I am fully expecting this camera to take pictures that are 3x as good as my Dads because his is 3.2mp and mine is 10.0mp. All I have to say is that my camera was almost as good as my Dads, but nowhere near 3x better.
I tried every setting change, ISO setting, resolution, you name it, and the Stylus 1000 produced more noise (static) then the Stylus 300.
*it was purchased through Amazon.com at a site called Adorama, it has been returned and we are waiting for confirmation of the return before we get the new camera.
So then I went to CNET (should have gone there first) and they rated it a 6.8 (out of 10), so I knew it wasn't that I was doing something wrong.
I have heard such amazing things about both the Canon Powershot SD600 as well as the Fuji Finepix F30...producing noiseless pictures (or very close)...that I decided to choose between those two when I made the thread here for some advice.
One other thing I wanted to mention about the two Olympus Stylus cameras, my Dads has a 1/2.5 CCD image sensor, and the Stylus 1000 (that went back) had a 1/1.8 CCD image sensor. Could that have been what the difference was?
I know the Canon SD600 has a 1/2.5 CCD, where the Fuji has a 1/1.7 Super CCD. So maybe the 1/2.5 is better? I always knew CCD was better than CMOS, but I thought CCD was CCD, I had no idea there were different "versions" (if you will).