I need help deciding on a camera! The camera I currently have ( I have had several over the last two years bc I have not been happy) is the sony nex-5 that I let some kid at the store talk me into! The things i DON'T like about it is having to carry around lenses, the lack of a decent zoom without an extra lens, severe lag in taking the picture after pressing the button , the auto flash doesnt seem to actually know when to work and I keep getting error msgs about not "accepting the accessory" which i think might be the battery pack that came with it and "can not read memory card press ok to format" which we all know caused me to loose my pictures when i daughter was just trying to clear the screen really fast and hit ok. I have sense gotten that msg 5 times. One thing i DO like about the sony is the way it focuses on one part of the picture and automatically blurs the edges! I know absolutely nothing about all of the manual settings I shoot mostly in auto and enjoy playing around with some of the scene modes and special effects. we are going on a cruise in 5 weeks and I don't want to be fighting with my sony the whole time! I have read review after review but honestly I don't understand the photography lingo enough to know what they are talking about! I just want crisp, clear pictures quickly! some key info: budget: i would like to stay under $500 but will pay up to $1000 if its worth it! uses: family, kids, pets, vacation, landscape, needs: NO LAG! my kids are little and don't sit still it needs to be fast! a decent zoom, easy to use and learn the features, auto focus brands: not picky really, I did like my canon I had a long time ago. I wont buy another sony size: I don't really like the super small ones, they seem like they are hard to hold onto. I like a little more bulk so i dont feel like i am going to drop it. but i dont want to have to carry around a bunch of accesories I think that's it. So please make some suggestions for me! Thanks so much!!!