I just purchased an Olympus C-4000z a few weeks ago and am really enjoying it. I upgraded from a Nikon Coolpix 775 which is great for point and shoot type of shots, but has severe limitations on what can be done photographing model railroad shots. What I like most about the camera is its macro capabilities. I can get in real tight and not lose any picture quality or create bluryness. Aprerature capablilities are also a plus. In my mind, it's the best feature-rich camera available out there under $450. You can even find them online for under $400.