Tnx for the reply Gordon,
I preferred to change the camera
because I hate carrying a camcorder with me but I also like to shoot movies when I travel. I have a Canon Ixus 960 now, which has pretty nice mic recording (better than my previous Sony W40) and HD video capture (at 15 fps though, but with better compression than TZ5).
To be fair, a digicam is a digicam and most of you would be very happy with the wonderful zoom tool on TZ5 and its satisfactory wide angle photos. I was very unhappy when returning it back for that mic problem. Because it is a good "photo" camera indeed.