I have a Powershot A1200 (a very easy to use camera) since then the A1300 has come out with a very little zoom difference. Two very cheap cameras.
I would like to see and expect to pay more for a zoom 3 times more powerful, with both models having a good Opitical Viewfinder (which could also be bigger).
When are the more up-market models coming out? I am sure that every one will agree, however good a screen is, it is impossible to see an object in bright sunlight, when taking the picture.
As far as I know Canon is the only one manufacture that has this niche style in a small camera