Thanks gang! I wound up going with a Fuji S1800 camera instead. My reasoning was that it has 18x optical zoom. My Canon 1100 has 3x optical zoom and just won't cut it for pics. The camera also shoots 720p, and after a test was quite impressive. Audio not quite as good as a camcorder but I found a camera I can borrow from friends.
Thanks for the good luck!
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