Look no further, if you are not buying 35-100x lens but deciding between 45-175x and 45-200. I just bought mine (SGD620) and enjoying it a lot. I find it much smaller and lighter than 45-200 and should have better image quality (sharper; lesser CA) based on many online reviews. The Power zoom is not too bad, and feels natural when I use the zoom ring. The zoom lever will however be good for video use. As for the non-protruding zoom capability, it will prevent dust from getting into the lens, as well as non-intimidating to your subjects. Regarding the OIS problem, this has been resolved by a firmware update. Personally I would rate this lens 4.5 out of 5.