This isn't a critique of the PM1. It's a heads up. I just saw Future Shop (Canada) has it on for $420. Stellar deal, stellar value. I bought when it was brand new, knowing full well I was being a fool, but whatever. Is it the best camera in the world? Hell's no. But the IQ is smashing and anyone thinking about buying a P&S for their loved one this X-mas should really give this a serious look-see. Cheers.