I'm planning an anniversary trip to Paris with the missus, and decided that it was time to retire our aging Kodak 210+ camera and buy something new. We decided that we would each buy each other a new camera: I got Carmen a Canon A70, a very nice 3M pixel camera that is both small and easy to use, but also has full manual controls. Carmen got me the spiffy Nikon 4500: a 4M pixel camera with a split rotating design and very cool macro features. I shot about 100 pictures with it, and picked a few as examples. I'm very pleased.