Last fall I bought a Panasonic FZ-30 camera and was very pleased with the results. I was getting from it. Unfortunately it just died on me and after reading the symptoms and other buyers experiences fixing this problem I'm not thrilled about the way Panasonic has been handling the situation. Assuming I have none of the repair issues that a lot of others have had it will still take about a month to get it back. I have an trip coming up in 10 days and taking pictures will be important to me so I need to find a replacement quickly. Besides just taking pictures on this trip, I also used the Panasonic to get pictures of my son's soccer and basketball games and it did a nice job for a non-DSLR. I therefore need the replacement to be able to do a good job on action shots. After looking at DP Review and Steve's Digicams looked like the Sony DSC-H1 was my best bet and I ordered one. My other top contender was the Canon PowerShot S2 IS, but shutter lag was considerably longer than the H1 and I ruled it out. I wish I could wait until the Canon S3 IS and the Sony H2 area available, but I can't. The vacation I'm going on is with my parents, brothers and sisters, and all our families. At my parents' ages this is probably the only time we'll get to do something like this. So having a camera to capture it is pretty important to me. That's why I need to find a repalcement right away. I will eventually get a DSLR but for a variety of reasons I can't do that right now and I'll have to stick with a point-and-shoot digicam. So, any experiences with a currently available, non-Panasonic model that will do a good job with sports/action shots? Thanks! Dave O.