Digital Camera Redux

We finally decided on a replacement for our venerable Kodak camera, which recently met its demise. The new addition will be the Powershot A40, which while it is only 2 megapixel, adds a lot of the manual controls that the Kodak lacked, as well as some nice features like a stitch-assist mode and the ability to use a printer without needing a computer. My favorite feature, however, is the optional waterproof case, which will not only allow us to take pictures of the submarine fauna in the crystalline San Marcos river, but which will also prevent the camera from meeting the same end that our camcorder did — drowned in a bucket of water by our children.