I'm going to buy my wife a new P&S to replace the Casio z750 she's grown to love. As much as I'm horrified to admit that I'm leaning towards a Sony HX5, it really seems to be a fantastic P&S. The Casio takes decent snaps for what it is. I don't like the low-res LCD, it doesn't take SDHC cards, and IQ gets a passing score, but I'm sure it can't hold a candle to today's P&S cameras in the $350 ish range. The Casio needs to go because it's getting close to needing major repairs and we're both loathe to dump more money into it. I'm leaning towards the HX5 (as painful as it is to admit) because it's got a back-illuminated sensor, IQ seems quite good for a P&S, the lens zoom range is nice. The video also rocks. My wife will love it being pocketable (or purse-able), and the controls are simple and easy to use. Basically, short of getting up to the Canon G series, Lumix LX3, or something too large and sufficiently complicated to confuse my wife, I don't see a better option. So my question is can you give me a good reason NOT to get the HX5, and why? What would you recommend instead? P.S. My wife isn't stupid or anything, but my GF1 or my old G10 were, by her admission, complicated enough to make it tough for her to feel comfortable with. She doesn't mess around with a camera just for the fun of it to learn the functions, she wants to pick it up and snap good photos without having to know anything.