I walked in with my narrowed down three choices, Canon 300D, Nikon D70 or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20. A customer right behind me looked over the top of his specs at me holding this one & said " Your mad if you don't !! " then produced his own from inside the camera bag hanging over the sleeve of his workmens shirt. " Look at these. Took them today on the site where I was working...now you wont get better than that !! " The camera shop salesman had already told me that he had a friend who adores hers so what was I to do...Well, I told them both they need to join pbase & both copied the url's down, then I accepted the offer of a good discount on the camera,a new SD,UV filter & camera case & walked out thinking, I am never going to take as photos as good as Lee Kindness, whos perfect pics & big 12x optical I have always admired, but this is all about having fun isn't it..??