I have one in my possesion, good camera,I paid more.Brilliant for starter camera,good high def. pictures, take into account, digital zoom is 'not good on any camera, so take that out of the choice'. The Camera you are interested in has 'No Optical zoom'. If you want it as an introduction to 'dig cam' to find out what its about, ok. If you are serious photography, go for a minimum of 4x optical zoom.
Digital zoom can be OK providing the MP level is high enough - but then any digital camera offering such a level will have an optical zoom...:-)
Although I have a Tamron 28-200mm zoom for my Nikon F401, I find the 3x optical zoom on my Minolta Dimage E203 quite sufficient for 95 per cent of shots. If not, I can easily move forwards or backwards to get the shot(s) required.
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