peevee1: SZ-31 iHS was released a year ago. What these are adding?
And it seems you have a typo: "SZ-165 iHS"
The SZ31 is still supposed to be a higher quality piece. This camera has improvements in it's video functionality and is a more affordable piece then the SZ31, although I do think they could just lower the price of the SZ31 @ this point, and saved themselves a whole lot of production and design costs.
travelwalk: No viewfinder = toy camera
Do you post this on every single compact P&S that gets released for the past oh 6years or so?