I brought the Canon G7 and the Creative Zen 60Gig W mp3/video player. With the 60G Zen, I could bring 40G worth of music and video and still store 20 G worth of pictures, so could leave the laptop at home and thats one big less thing to worry about. I'm quite pleased with the G7 camera. It takes excellent pics and video and its so small i can wear it all day around my neck without becoming heavy and bothersome. Much better than bringing the DSL with an expensive heavy lens and carrying it up and down mountains in 90% humidity, during on and off rain, while holding an umbrella. So much less to worry about with the G7 even though it gives up a bit in terms of picture quality compared to the DSL.