I am looking to spend my xmas bonus on a new compact camera. I have a Konica Minolta DiMage Z2 at the moment. Whilst it takes sharp pictures with a nice colour balance I tend no to carry it for 2 main reasons.
Firstly it has a pistol grip so wont go in a pocket easily
Secondly the battery doesnt last at all well.
I have a budget of around £200 ,would like a decent amount of zoom and MP's
The Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ30 seems to tick the boxes , but offerings from Samsung , Nikon and Sony are all very similar.
Just want to be able to stick into a jacket or fleece pocket , take it out , fire it up and snap off a few pics. I go out and about on the bike, skiing etc and see lots of stuff. Would be nice to take a load of piccys and burn an SD card to send to my mum , I bought her a digi photoframe and she would appreciate that alot more than a fridge magnet