I am a Sony person. Right now I have a DSC H-5 (lent to my DD) a DSC H-50 and an HX-1 along with an A300. I have the kit lens, a 50mm and a 75-300. I find myself using the A300 almost exclusively lately unless it's somewhere I'm concerned about messing up the lens. I am taking a LOT of pics at my grandkids ball games and find the shots are so much clearer. This could be due to the fact that I am understanding the camera more but I amaze myself at some of the shots. What I don't like is that I can't always get a shot I want because of the range limits on the lens I am using. I don't want to change lenses at a ball game bacause it gets really dusty. I have been waiting for the new HX-100 to come out with the 30X optical zoom but I am beginning to think that this won't make me happy. Would I be better off getting a new lower range body and having 2 of them so I don't have to change the lenses? Or possibly the translucent lens camera. I have a little time to decide because Sony was really hurt by the earthquake and tsunami and production won't be up to speed for a couple more months. I have a friend who works for them and she told me they just got water or electricity back at the plant, can't remember which one. I think I already know the answer to my question just looking for some reassurance.