I have a Fujifilm Finepix, nothing fancy but it takes good pictures,
I thought I wanted the latest, greatest, smallest etc.
Looked at a hundred of them online,
narrowed it down to one the size of a deck of cards,
then went to Circuit City or Best Buy to "handle it"
With my fat fingers I couldn't work the buttons,
had to rethink all of my research and buy a "bigger" one.
Since I use it on the bike and on the boat I figured:
The chances of it going overboard or being dropped (of the bike) at speed
is directly relative to the price of the camera
Buy cheap and it will last forever, expensive and I'll break it or lose it sooner rather than later.