This is what I'm going for. My girlfriend likes cameras but maybe phrasing it differently would accurately depict her interest. "She admires them without knowing what to really do with them." She also, contradictorily, hates technology. Her parents got her a laptop that sat in the box from December to June. She pinterests on her phone for hours. HOURS. But no laptop in sight. So I think for the sake of us both knowing how to work the camera within a few hours, I'll go for an advanced PaS. I like DSLRs but I have no business with one. Just like my Edward Greens. Thanks for the info though, Clag. I read up on both cameras and I like them, but it's not really for me. I'll get by for a few years on a good PaS.