I am practicing with my camera. I have not mastered it by a long shot but it is a start. The world was frozen this morning when I peeked outside so ideal for testing the Canon; yes, that was the recommendation so I went for that one in the end. Learning how to use it right now in anticipation of Christmas. I need to stumble upon how the macro really works, because it is all well and good having a 14x digital zoom, but it needs to be in focus!! I can get these sharper I am convinced but hey, one has to begin at the beginning, right? And by the time I need to travel with it, I will be so much better!!