While I love my Panasonic FZ150, it was the only camera that our daughter could take the other week when visiting the college she'll attend starting in January. Well, that's like walking with an albatross, so to speak, around your neck when you're there to see and visit other friends already attending. Sadly, I didn't have a smaller camera for her. (And she defiinitely didn't need or want to take my "big boy" which is a Sony A57 with two different lens.) So this is a good smaller camera to have for such times when you need it or just to keep with me so I don't miss gorgeous sunsets or random wild critters in our area :-). Just wish Amazon would hurry up and send it! The waiting game is getting old quickly!