Prime.....The auto focus cameras made by Canon seem confusing to me also...My wife HATED my Minolta SRT101.She wasn't real happy with my C330 either.For her birthday I bought her an Elan 7e.She seems to understand the functions very quickly.I doubt I could remember all the icons and custom functions myself.Canon and Nikon seem to be the pace setters in the evoloution of 35mm photography.I'm not putting down Pentax or Minolta.I'm not going to use the "d" word either.One thing to remember is Canon honors all warranties,gray market or home market.Good luck with your decision...