I have enjoyed this conversation. I hope that all of you who wanted particular improvements over the SX50 sent those ideas to Canon in time to influence the design of the SX60. It would be an awesome camera. For me, the SX50 (and I have owned each of its predecessors) is outstanding. I am not "a pack horse for glass," as I am when using my DSLRs. The camera has descent glass, certainly not as sharp as many of Canon's DSLR lenses, but good enough for general photography. The macro could be improved, but it,too, is an impressive element of an impressive package of capabilities. The video is good enough....Folks, thank you for an interesting hour of reading the posts...I must now go and download the wildflower images that I took with my SX50 and much heavier DSLR...I look forward to the introduction of the SX60 with anticipation.