These debates about (...) camera is better than (...) camera looks quite pointless for me. Professionaly I can only comment from the artistic side of a photography and I can say that you can make brilliant photos with any camera, you can even make your own camera if you really want. If person decides that this or other camera/lens combo works for him, that`s ok. Can`t blame company for making production that finds its way to the customer. Can`t blame the customer for buying something he or she wants, and has money for. It`s not that you have to buy every new product, or you are forced to buy by brutal sales agents or something. Each has its individual taste, requirements and wishes regarding photography. If you want to force your opinion on others and fight over it that means you are not quite sure or happy with your opinion. It means you really want to prove to yourself that you stand correct by defeating others. Every camera is good for it`s purpose. I can make art with any of them.
Domo P1000: I think some clarification is appropriate:• Canon D20 12.1MP 28-140mm F3.9 - F4.8• Olympus TG-820 12.0MP 28-140mm F3.9 - F5.9• Pentax Optio WG-2 16.0MP 28-140mm F3.5 - F5.5• Panasonic DMC-TS4 12.1MP 28-128mm F3.3 - F5.9• (Canon D10 12.1MP 35-105mm F2.8 - F4.9)
Those are the current new consumer waterproof cameras (and the D10 for comparison). The Canon D20 is on par with all of the others – and with a faster full zoom end that all of the others.
On a personal note, I am a high-end canon user, with the 1D X on order. My utility point-and-shoot is the Panasonic DMC-TS2, because at the time this was the best of the bunch (for my purpose, I wanted a more powerful zoom lens than the Canon D10). If I were to replace the Panasonic now, I would struggle to choose (having only the specs to go on) between the Panasonic TS4or the Canon D20 – I would, of course want to hold and test both first, before lambasting either.
Don`t exclude Ricoh PX 28 – 140 mm F3.9 - F5.4 ;)