that wasn't what I was looking for. :-(
My S50 has died and I want a replacement.
But this misses the boat. There is no view finder. OK I often used the back screen but there are loads of cases where this doesn't work. Even my D300s screen can't be used in bright sunlight.
Pixel count, who cares, it's just become a willy wanging competition from the manufactures. How big do you want to print the damn things anyway. The S50's 5MP often captured details that the kids 8MP camera can't - the Canon lens is good, the cheapy camera the kids use has a cheapy lens that means you get 8MP of blurred picture. The move to F2 rather than F2.8 could be useful, that is impressive for a zoom. Glad to hear the lens is good too.
Speed was the old S50s Achilles heel and I'd love a replacement to be more responsive. Again, not worried about the frame rate, when I want that I can get 8FPS out of my Nikon. But the thing that drives me nuts with all the compact digitals I've used is the shutter lag. It makes then useless for photographing all sorts of things, anything that moves, kids in particular.