I currently have a Canon S80 and love it, but it's not exactly pocket size and the microphone on it sucks in clubs (where I need to use it). What I do like about it is the Manual mode. I like being able to manually adjust the shutter, aperture and ISO. I also like the max 15 second shutter. These are pretty much a must for me. I'm pretty sure I need to go with a Sony because they have awesome microphones. Videos taken in clubs sound great, whereas with my Canon the sound is all distorted. Do all Sony cameras use the same microphone? My friend just got a Sony DSC-N2 and the sound is great in a club. The specs are also nice, but it's not the most compact Another friend uses a Kodak V705 and the microphone is great on that as well but the rest of the specs are weak. If anyone can recommend a camera with a great mic and manual settings that will fit in my pocket, I'd really appreciate it. Cliffs: Looking for a pocket sized camera with the manual settings of a Canon and a microphone like the one in the Sony DSC-N2.