I am very interested in the Olympus C-7000 Zoom camera. It has received some very good reviews and while it is not perfect, by any means, it seems to have everything I am looking for. I also like the idea of doing Panoramic photos as well as having the option of a 5X Optical Zoom. The price at Costco is also about $200 less than at the local camera stores.
Watch this space to see if we actually buy it tomorrow (my birthday present to me).