Been doing some research on point and shoot cameras and with the aussie dollar continuing its downward trend this may be one of the last opportunities. Unfortunately didnt go ahead with the A5000 earlier as it was outside my 60 day travel window.
Same sensor etc as Sony DSCHX90V (also cheap for $499) without the geotagging or electronic viewfinder.
Cheapest prices currently:
usd $328 at newegg, cheapest on google is AUD$415 from camera sky and digital camera gear without postage.
Can also claim GST portion if travelling overseas in next 60 days.
There arent a lot of reviews about as its release was april this year.