ok after much research im either going for one of the canon powershot a series, the canon powershot S1 IS, or the sony DSC-W1. i am VERY interested in a camera that shoots video. the S! IS seems the best of these 3 with 30fps for video mode.
im also thinking of just going ahead and buying a portable hard drive and save myself all tons of hassle in internet cafes and photography shops. i might even splurge on this portable hard drive. it is just too tempting. tell me what you folks think.