A coupla days ago I blogged about the new camera I got - a Panasonic LS80 unit.
Yet... the unit eventually proved not to be one that I thought was going to suit me.
A coupla things - the first being the use of the .mov format for the internal video recording format.
Eventually I determined that I'd need to buy commercial software in order to be able to edit my own videos. What was supplied with the Camera did very little of value - and I couldn't find a free download that wasn't 'shareware'. Found a tool to convert back to .avi - didn't help.
For a little bit more money I traded up to the Canon Powershot A580.
So it's 8.0MP, 4x Optical Zoom and otherwise fairly similar. It adds better performance (as generally implied by the reviews online i've read) and some additional bits and pieces that are worth the few extra dollars.
Ohe the irony - i spent quite some time making the choice and having to revise it again so quickly was a suprise, - but have now gone a bit higher in quality stakes. Happily.