.....Kodak now offers the Z712 as well which adds a better high ISO capability and in-camera panoramic capability for only $50 more.
I'm delighted with mine. Near-SLR facilities & quality in a very small package, that's also a good substitute for a 35mm compact. It's not quite pocketable, but would be if you had big pockets. The image stabilisation and electronic viewfinder are a breakthrough at this price.
At lastI'm back near where I used to be in photography,before the digital revolution, but with the added convenience.