Well I certainly didnt expect this. The store called me and said the insurance company had agreed to give me the camera I wanted. That really shouldnt of happened. I must of got them on the 1 day where they were really happy or in the middle of an office orgy and just agreed. So now I am the proud father of a Panasonic TZ40, or ZS30 as it is known in america. Fuck knows why panasonic has different codes for that specific line. Sadly the 3 years I had left from my initial 5 years warranty cover has been erased since its a new product. Its pretty annoying, but considering I got this camera when I really shouldnt have is good enough for me to live with it. So I had to pay an extra $100 to get a new 3 year cover. You could even think about it as an upgrade offer for $100 to the next camera. I like that idea. Wish I could do that for everything.
Its also the same camera I got Jed for his wedding/honeymoon gift. Top class camera. Looking forward to screwing with it over the next few days to see what I can manage to do with it.