Help with choosing a compact ultrazoom camera
I love and am very satisified with my SX130 -- and I have used the Panasonic ZS3, TZ5 series, some of the fuji EXR series and some of the more expensive canon compacts and supercompacts. The SX is a little larger but is very manageable. It can be a no-brainer point and shoot but it can also teach you to use more manual controls. If you decide on the SX130 be sure to add rechargeable batteries to the cost.