Well, some do like to bitch even if they never owned the camera or even touched it. It's a P&S, small sensor, ultra zoommer !!! It's an all in one package that offers a lot of versatility with very good ergonomics. For sure the images are little to no better than earlier models but it offers more. I must say that price is a touch too high but overall it gets an 8 out of 10 stars.
tkbslc: I just wanted photo albums not a social network.
I have used Picasa for years and it is my understanding that this change applies to "WEB" albums only. I don't use their Web albums, only the desktop Picasa for sorting into files and folders, by year. Also the editing functions. The Basic Picasa is unchanged, at least for now.
Where Hasselblad dropped the ball was in not producing a mini-Hass. They had it right all along but didn't follow through. The box body only required shrinking with an APS-C sesor, a fixed 10 to 15X zoom, a fixed back with LCD, a good angled EVF and a expandable built in flash.
I designed such a camera and it seems that they could do so too. Not much immagination out there anymore. Their Sony dressup is a disaster.
All the best in the new year Simon and crew. 2012 should be awsome!