Several camera shops here in Sydney now have the Canon IXUS i in stock for AUD$599, duty-free. So I went and had a good look at one yesterday.
I love it. The size is absolutely incredible for the features. Not too big and not too small and therefore awkward to use. There is however a major showstopper for me - the lack of a non-digital zoom. Perhaps the next model will be blessed with at least some zoom functionality.
I guess I should try to make a mental note the of number of times I actually use the zoom on my S45 before making a statement like this. Maybe it’s not that big a deal?