My $1000 camera bit the dust a couple of years ago and Ian wanted to try his hand at welding. What an interesting piece of machinery! I have a newer Fuji, that has 9 megapixels and cost half as much! I do miss the lens on this Nikon, Coolpix 5000. It was very crisp and clear. The Nikon lens used to be the very best. What kind of camera you like??