I have had the Sony HX100V for over a year and would say it is the best bridge camera I have owned. Bought the Sony HX200V used it for 2 weeks and returned it, not as good as the 100V. Also have the Canon SX40, think it was better than the HX200V, not as good as the HX100V, no the LCD is not as good as the HX100V, but the zoom is great and it seems to do macro very well. Just bought the Fuji HS30 and love it but it is still not as good as the HX100V as far as picture quality. So #1 is the HX100V, #2 is the SX40 and #3 is the HX200V in my opinion.