Pros Good lens and construnction
Cons Noise in photos
Summary I'm disappointed, check some high speed iso photos:
Pros Live View MOS, Mega O.I.S, Aperture and Shutter Speed Rings, Dust protection system, Relatively compact size, Venus Engine III
Cons Short Optical Zoom Range when compared to other DMC-FZ models, Need to procure Zoom lences with higher range
Summary From the specifications in the press releases, it sounds like a great camera, and is sure to change the way Digital SLRs have been used. It would be a great feeling to use 'Live view' feature and see the picture in the bright LCD, instead of straining the eye in the conventional viewfinder.
I wish they have modified the fast lens of DMC-LC1's LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON f2.0-2.4, instead of the LEICO D VARIO-ELMARIT f2.8-3.5 the standard kit lens. Hope they will do it in future.
They are yet to announce other wide zoom range lences to match the rnage of DMC-FZ20.
It is not known whether the LCD is fixed or tilt and swivel type of DMC FZ-30. It would be better if the side hinge system is used for the LCD for ease of use.