Thanks Peter. Yeah, really happy with the Canon Sure Shots I've used - each one has produced lovely, sharp, well exposed photographs.
I ummed-and-ahhed about with 35mm camera to take with me on the trip, at first thinking of taking a bulkier SLR But, having tested the Z135 with a couple of rolls beforehand, I was confident that it could deliver the image quality and also be very easy to carry around (which, given I also took a M43 digital AND my Zeiss Mess-Ikonta medium format camera, was a bit of a bonus ).
Thanks Jonathan. Oddly enough, I made a comment about this on my blog today (albeit on a different photo). Although much of New York is awash with colour - especially around Times Square / Broadway / 42nd Street - it still seems to look great im black and white. I'm putting it down to the fact that I've seen the place represented that way so many other times, whether it be in old photographs or black and white movies, that it just looks right.