Thank you for the replies. I was starting to freak out (just a little) after reading some reviews, most notably Fred Miranda and posts regarding poor focusing. I guess the grain of salt applies to those posts as well. What matters is how each user adjusts to the camera and its features. I am looking forward to finding out about it and my comfort level relative to its use. Thank you for all of the firmware advice. I will certainly do the upgrades once I figure out where my particular camera is relative to upgrades. I am sure I will be posting further for additional advice.