[align=left]I have the bug and not a whole lot of funds for a earlier digital camera. I am looking for a new or mint used that will take great photos, have more than 3 optical zoom, and great macro? Am I out of luck, or is there a chance? OH, I would like it small and hopefully durable, but I have always taken care of my cameras in the past. I just registered and don't know a whole lot about f stops etc. In other words I am a novice. Thanks for any advice - gle56 ps: good battery longivity also.