Hello. Ok, I have bought my wife many a point and shoot digital camera - all in the Coolpix line. Now she has been hinting that she really wants to do more with her camera that what she can get with a Coolpix. I don't take many photos, but one thing that ALWAYS disappoints me with the Coolpix is that you really don't get much zoom. We go to lots of cool places on vacation and I can never get close enough to many of the things I would like to shoot. So, our budget to start is $500 - $600. I know that we can buy all the cool lenses later. But I need at least a basic lens to come with it if I spend that much right now. I also know that Nikon and Canon rule this pricepoint, but someone a while back was tellling me that Panasonic really makes a sweet camera in that range. But then I was wondering about the future.... parts, acccessories....... Any thoughts on where to start looking? Thank You.