Thanks Garth. The DxOMark.com site gave me my answer as well as a lot else to think about.
Garth, I am interested in the XS because Apple says that it has a 10X optical zoom. I travel a lot and use a Panasonic with a 30 power zoom, which is great in the jungle, but I did think that 10x would be more than enough for my more recent travel. But, I do wonder if it is truly 10x optical. Can you confirm this?
Here's one you might like to check out: Panasonic ... (
I have been using the Lumix for two years now. Had the best safari pictures with the 30x zoom. I highly recommend it.