So after trying a few cameras, Fuji 10 [loved but sensor blooming], Ricoh GRD IV [again loved but accessories add up fast!] , I finally landed on a G12. I am used to Canon as that's my DSLR brand, I like that the majority of the controls are there in dial form and I don't have to search menu but now I must charge the battery and tinker. Also, for travel, does anyone even bother with a speedlite? I got a 270EX but not sure I'll really need it. I would say most of vacation would be outside or well lit enough being it's summer down under.. recommendations? And yes I got a spare battery.. **Still may repurchase a GRD IV at a later date btw.