Hi. I don't own a u43 yet, but I'm looking for something for my daughter to use. She wants a new camera since her Canon point and shoot no longer works after about 2 years. I find this typical for these, particularly with kids. Anyway, not long after I bought my daughters (twins) each the Canon, I bought myself the Lumix FZ35, a superzoom. The kids all preferred my camera to their PAS. She wants a new camera, like mine she says, but I was thinking a step up would be even better, and these fit the bill, for more money of course. I haven't decided Oly or Panny yet, and the Sony and Nikon mirrorless aren't out of the picture, but a lot less likely. I think a trip to B&H is in order to fondle all of them to get a sense of what they're like. Unfortunately they close early today, and are closed tomorrow too, so maybe Sunday.