"Better than previous models, best choice of super-zums"4.5 starson by eteune
Pros: 1. vastly improved autofocus, much faster than previous models VERY important for kids and wildlife
2. much better flash, not overblown like in previous models
3. amazing burst mode (11 shots per second? holy toledo!)
Cons: yes, still the same problems with picture quality, but nothing a little editing won't fix and with 14 megapixels you can still get great 8X10s out of it
Summary: I have owned the FZ35, the FZ50 and now the FZ100. Yes, the picture quality has not improved, but at 14.1 megapixels, you can do some adjustment yourself and still print nice 8X10s out of them.
Second, no one seems to mention the improvements they DID do.
1. the autofocus is lightning fast compared to previous models, VERY important for catching hyper kids (mine) or wildlife, great, great improvement.
2. the flash actually works now, not overblown as in previous models.
these two improvements along with the incredible speed of actually taking pictures and the amazing burst modes put it head and shoulders above the competition, IMHO