So my mom managed to drop our old coolpix 4800 and its pretty messed up and we need to get a new camera. Personally if I was getting a new camera, Id probably get some sort of little canon sd or something so I could toss it in my pocket. That said, it seems to me the picture quality and lens on those pocket cameras is garbage compared to the old 4800 we had, which was more of a mid size? camera that you could actually hold steady instead of a little thing the size of a box of cards. My parents have about $200 in BB gift cards/store credit to use. We went and looked and liked the Nikon p80. the 18x optical zoom was ridiculous and I was impressed byt the ability of the focus to actually work reasonably well at the full distance. The worst part was the size (of the lens) which is unaviodable for something like that and the lens cap that comes off and dangles, but all the cameras in that advanced point and shoot seem like that. We seemed to find 4 options of cameras at BB, we did not get to handle the Sony. I guess there are some fuji cameras in that range but didn't see anything really besides 3 of the 4 below. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcat17080&type=page&qp=crootcategoryid%23%23-1%23%23-1~~q70726f63657373696e6774696d653a3e313930302d30312d3031~~cabcat0400000%23%230%23%23dh~~cabcat0401000%23%230%23%233e~~cabcat0401001%23%230%23%232u~~f26||392b204d656761706978656c73~~f332||313078206f72206d6f7265~~nf520||24323530202d20243439392e3939&list=y&nrp=15&sc=abCameraCamcorderSP&ks=960&usc=abcat0400000&sp=-bestsellingsort+skuid&list=y&iht=n&st=processingtime%3A%3E1900-01-01 I liked that panasonic in that it was nice and small, but at the full 10x optical zoom the focus was shitty and I wasn't impressed at all by the picture quality. no viewfinder either. The canon was heavy (because of the 4aa - which i cant decide is a good thing or bad - we've always just managed with 2 batteries on the old coolpix) and the screen seemed meh. Is the p80 a good camera? opinions? It will mainly be a point and shoot.