"For the class, it is hard to beat"5.0 starson by McPlot
Pros: Large LCD viewer, great auto detection , AA batteries
Cons: No "to the eye" viewer.
Summary: For the class and price range, this is a great camera. Comparing it to $1000+ cameras is unfair, but CNET seems to like to do these things. I didn't want a "purse phone". I have no need to put my camera next to my tampons. I wanted a camera I can hold without the fear of dropping it.
Using standard AA batteries is great. You getting gouged by the camera company to get a 2nd battery. $60 for a camera battery? Really. Plus if I do run out, I can get batteries at just about any store.