Best Long Zoom Camera
What are the best long zoom camera's in the market today? I have around £200 to spend and was looking to go the DSLR route - buy a D40 but I'm not very comfortable paying almost £200 for a two year old camera, especially one that uses xd cards.
Does anyone have any opinions on newer cams?
I'd ideally like a manual zoom control like the s9600 but it's not necessary.
Reason I'm posting this here is: I'm looking for links/for sale cams as well.