I ended up with another Sony, the H50, but the others didn't compare for 1 reason or another and were more expensive. This camera is 9.1 vs. 6 megapixels and has a 15x vs. 12x optical zoom. It is slightly different than my previous camera. The battery is tiny and the plug-in charger doesn't include a cord, very cool. The 4g memory stick I already own works and if you ever bought a new camera and couldn't reuse your memory, it always adds big bucks to the price.
So my first post is the Chinese Eggplant and hopefully you like the photography (and the recipe).