I wasn’t even shopping for one. I’ve been happily using a Panasonic FZ1 for the past seven years. I remember paying $250 for it & being pretty damn impressed with what I got for my money.
Today I get an email from TigerDirect advertising their weekend deals. I always give these things a quick glance, but hardly ever buy anything. I notice they’re advertising a Kodak Z5120 for $169. I do a quick internet check & find the same camera at Woot! for $139. I couldn’t resist.
So, I’ll be going from…
2 megapixels to 16
1.5" screen to 3"
12x optical zoom to 26x
And a whole bunch of other neat stuff.
It never ceases to amaze me how the features go up & the price comes down on certain products.