Before I left for Canada last Christmas, bought this Olympus that Best Buy was selling where they threw in the tripod, 4 Gb sd card and camera bag for 99. It’s becoming custom nowadays to have the 720P to 1080P Hd recording feature but the 42x zoom beats out the 5x zoom. Ridiculous zoom ratio that 42..
One big problem with 42x is the stabilization.
If you really tried to take a picture, without a tripod, every picture would look like you’re in the middle of richter 9.