I purchased a TZ3 returning a few several weeks ago for approximately at the certain amount after delivery. I really like it, the 10x zoom capability is awesome, excellent picture top quality. I had a few issues though, first of all, no cruising while shooting. Really hassled me when I saw something in the range but had to quit, zoom capability in, begin shooting. Secondly, I had kind of desired the MP was bigger for farming and printing. Finally was expecting for HD movie. Now, look at that, the TZ5 resolves all my significant problems. I am going to European countries so I want the photographic camera that is best for me, is the TZ5 value getting for the price?