I had a Canon A20 and besides being a battery hog (what digi-cam isnít?) it did the job for my casual use.
Super fast downloading to my PC, easy to use and well made. I have to agree it was rather slow in low light, and missed many good pics.
A few weeks ago, I dropped it in the Gulf of Thailand, luckily the 250 shots on the flash-card survived.
My sister in law has a $1500 dig-cam, used for her biz. She took many of our wedding pics and I wasn't too impressed, esp. when compared to the film shot by a "professional" we hired. Nothing beats the real thing for those situations.