Wow, Thanks! for your insights tkww. I too wish the review had included the Panasonic. The Gizmodo and Digital Camera HQ comparisons agree the TS1 is a more refined camera that gets better images and HD video. The 10 foot depth rating kinda bothers me because I can get even my tired old butt below 10 feet when snorkling and the reason my bride liked the Canon is that the depth rating is adequate for SNUBA. Form factor might make a difference for me though because I would likely want to keep a camera on a strap around my neck stuffed down inside my vest for faster access. Consumer Reports is currently testing both cameras. I'm looking forward to seeing the results.