My husband just purchased me a Canon PowerShot SX30 IS for Christmas......Any opinions on this camera? He let me charge the battery and snap a couple and then had to wrap it up and put it under the tree. Darn the luck! It has a 35X Zoom. I like taking wildlife pics.....especially when I'm on the deer stand. I also want good shots of the grandkids and occasionally try close-ups. If anyone has any pros and cons to share I'd love to hear them as I have 30 days to try this camera out and my return time runs out.