I say goodbye to my old and battery-incontinent Nikon CoolPix 2100, who served me well for four years and still is in perfect operating conditions, exception made for the fact that a plastic flap has broken and she can't keep her batteries inside any longer. I will be happy to use it again underwater, if I only could find the waterproff case which costed me almost as much as the camera itself.
from now on, however, my main camera will be a Panasonic DMC TZ-3 (blue), one of the best long-zoom compact cameras one can find on the market.
very small ibn size, with hi quality Leica lenses and a formidable 28-280mm equivalent, it goes flawlessly from wide to tele. haven't had the ocasion to try it yet, yesterday I left the batteries to charge.
Tonight I plan on trying it out in some inside shots, followed by outdoor shots in the following days. But she'll have her camp day in one month, when I'll hop on the plane to visit Rwanda!