Thanks for the reply, James. As an official "baby boomer," I grew up with film cameras and later progressed to a good old Minolta SLR which I carried around England in the mid 1970s photographing everything I could So my brain knows about photography from that perspective but now have to retrain it for digital imaging....fun! I do believe the SX50 is a great little zoom camera and perfect for many. But for my brain and my time factor for learning, I'll just stick with the two cameras I have. Off now to learn some more!