looking to update the box brownie. Looking at a Canon G9, or Ixus 860is. I take snaps - not artistic photos - I keep memories that prompt me of where I have been, and things that happened in my life. Booked on a trip to the Himalayas next year, do 1-2 bigger bike trips a year - need to take some more photos to share. BUT, a better camera will always take a better photo? I need a camera small enough so I take it with me all the time, not just leave it in the cupboard because it is too big/complicated/expensive. Foir this reason, I have disregarded the entry level DLSRs. I have $1000 to spend. All advice considered!