Canon's are the best -- I have an S3 IS - I love it! I recently learned about the Canon hacks that give added functionality to Canon cameras -- like RAW support. So I'm thinking of trying my hand and my own HDR effects.
Yeah! The hacks are brilliant if you use them right! ... as for me I can't make it stop saving both RAW and jpg copies of my pictures. But hdr is definitely fun! Just not always the best choice. I tend to over use it, I'll admit.