I got the camera finally. It is a Nikon Coolpix L340. Not great. Has even less control then the powershot had. It takes forever to focus. It takes forever to save a picture after triggering. That may be fine for stop mo, as it takes forever to get the next shot set up and make sure nothing has been bumped.
I took some time today to walk around town, take some pictures of artwork etc, just to see what I could do. I added those pics to my photography page. It may or may not be good enough. Apparently daylight is not good enough for this camera, because everything is mushy. I tried to fix em, but it did not help much. Tomorrow I intend to play around with different animations, see what I can get out of the camera.