Camera buying decisions are difficult. I'm considering the G7 and was not initially overly interested it its video capabilities. That was due in part a lack of understanding of the video capabilities. I'm guess I'm old school in thinking that a camera is for photos and a video camera was for video. On the G7 it is the merging of the two systems. Why would you want two systems on one camera? How much video do you shoot vs still pictures? Are you able to take video and later take a scene make it into a still photo?