Hmmm . . . sounds like the camera I've been waiting years to buy, though some of the comments give me pause. I'm not a professional photographer and don't understand much of the lingo, but for me there are two obvious disappointments when it comes to a camera at this price: the anemic 3.6 zoom (why not 10x or 20x?), and the lack of GPS to stamp the time and location on the image. For the kind and purpose of the photography I do, those are two important features.