I have a DSLR, but I'm looking for a modern point-and-shoot for "Santa" to give the family this Christmas for the usual reasons -- something my wife or I can just throw in a pocket or purse for those times when you just don't want/need the big camera. Let me say that researching P&S cameras is harder than DSLRs, because there's just so damn many of them! Canon Elph-style (my first digicam) P&S cameras are a dime a dozen -- 8-10MP, 3x optical zoom, all about the same deck-of-cards size. Yawn...I'd really like something a little better than 3x while still remaining pocketable. Then I ran across the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5S. 10x optical zoom (stablized) in a shell hardly bigger than those little Canons. Facial recognition. A dynamic exposure feature that sounds similar to the active D-lighting on the newer Nikons. Auto ISO. Continuous AF. A big 3.0" LCD. 15, 30, and 60 second exposure modes. 3 FPS in "sports mode". The sample images look pretty darn good too. All for about $235. Almost seems too good to be true! If it's all that, I'm surprised I haven't heard more about it. The user reviews are extremely positive too. What do you folks think? Look like a good deal? You get a free 4GB card with it right now as well. EDIT: Apparently it can also record 720p HD video at 30fps, and the lens does 28mm-280mm equivalent.