I love the specs of the SX150. 14mp, 12X zoom (28-336mm eq.), A/P/M settings,
all for $149. Wow, it's a steal!
But, then I looked up these two:
Fuji JZ100 - 14.0Mp, 25-200mm 8x Optical Zoom Lens - $111
Olympus VR-320 - 14MP, 12.5x Super Wide 24-300mm Zoom Lens - $135
I need a compact pocket camera. Dont need to bother with DSLR+lenses, and huge zooms such as 24x or 30x are too much and useless. But, I dont want to do 3x or 5x anymore. Thus, 8x-12x will do fine.
Manual settings are a plus, but not a must. The wide lens of the Oly is real nice, but the SX150 is just $14 more. 14mp all 3, only SX150 uses AA.