lost camera-need a new one...
I just got the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 which has 16x zoom and am enjoying it. I got it just before Christmas on Amazon for $149 but it is $209 and upward for a new one. Guess I got lucky to get it when I did! I also have a Panasonic Lumix FZ150 which is my favorite (other than the big DSLR) but needed a purse-sized camera sometimes. I read reviews and customer replies on various sites before getting the ZS15. Now there are two newer versions (FZ20 and FZ19 which lacks the GPS of the 20) but those weren't getting as many favoritable reviews. Supposedly there are new point and shoots coming out at the Consumer Electronics Show this month but none of them sound like big improvements to my novice mind. So...shop around for what you need and can afford. There are several choices out there. Hope this helps some :).