We bought a new camera in replacement for the old lumix model that has been with us for many years. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 has pretty good reviews and comes with 24x optical zoom and 14.1 Megapixels. There are many features almost like a DSLR and it also comes with manual functions. It is relatively lower priced and suitable for beginners like us. Looking forward to taking better photos and videos with our new camera!