Summary: Those who are interested in this camera should check out Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100. If you compare the tech spec carefully, you will find that these two cameras are virtually identical (same lens, same sensor size, same resolution, same functions, etc). And the Panasonic camera is $500 cheaper.
Summary: I bought this camera and expected it to be an above average point and shoot camera but it is not..The zooming is horrible, slow and out of focus...The picture quality with and without flash is grainy. Compare this to a cheap $250 Sony point and shoot camera.