Was just using my 6006 today. Excellent cameras, only two downsides I would consider: the battery may need to be rebuilt, which you should be able to have done for <$100, and if you use Ni-Mh cells they are better than the original nicads; the second is simply weight, these are heavy cameras, you pay a penalty for the built-in motor. There are a bunch of plusses, already listed, but the most important, in my opinion, is that the optics are really excellent.