You might also consider a 800si which can be had for far less than the 7. It has the most powerful built-in flash, autofocuses quickly, and is much more robust than the 7. It's also heavy. One of the great things about it is the hotshoe. It can use the older 5400 series flashes which do NOT work with digital cameras. Practically the same functionality of the later 5600 flash, but 1/3 the price or less.