After reading these forums for a little while, I have taken a shine to the Panasonic DMC-FZ5. The 12x zoom with stablilty gubbins are what sold it to me really. Was thinking about picking one up in New York on a holiday in a week or so for a decent price. Had a look at a few websites and they have got them for around $389 (£220). I then found the following site which has it at £285 with free delivery and a 2 year guarantee instead of the standard 1 year: http://www.bestcameras.co.uk/shop/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Panasonic_Lumix_DMC_FZ5b_1263.html I'm thinking that having a 2 year UK based guarantee is far better than paying less for the camera, but with a 1 year US based guarantee (worth anything here?). Any views? Nick.