Interesting places you have been to man. Quick question a little bit off track though: I noticed the purple-ish band towards the top of your pictures. Did you find a fix for it? I am asking because I'm having the same problem with my Canon S60. Just curious... Not sure if it's the sensor that has gone bad. If you have found out something about it, can you email me at contactFang@alumni.purdue.edu? I'd certainly appreciate it.