I also found the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 as one of the options as well...
We are looking for a camera that will best suit our families needs. Here is what we are looking for:
-Compact/Ultra-compact in size (My wife wants to carry it in her purse)
-At least a 10x optical zoom
-Above 9 megapixels
-Easy to use (we are not photographers, Auto is what we keep the camera on generally)
-Video capability is preferred
-Super fast (we want the response and time between shots to be very fast)
I have done a little research and found 4 cameras that may fit these specifications. They are:
-Canon Powershot SX210 IS
-Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V
-Nikon Coolpix S8000
-Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
If anyone has used these cameras and loves/hates them could you please post and let me know. Even if you have not used them I would still like to hear your opinions on which you think is best and why. I am also open to suggestions of other cameras that I do not have listed here that I may have missed. Thank you in advance!