Panasonic TZ20 for more zoom!
One to consider also if you want a pocket compact (that has manual control and plenty of zoom) is last years Panasonic TZ20, now reduced to half price (a real bargain at £159!) http://www.photographyblog.com/revie...ew/conclusion/
I have bought from these people in the past with no problems and they offer 30 day cooling off period with no quibble http://www.simplyelectronics.net/mai...etcurrency=gbp
I shoot with the Panasonic TZ7 http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk...highlight=zoom. I also now shoot with the TZ10 that has manual control,(thanks to my brother who purchased the TZ30 last week). TZ stands for Travel Zoom.