I am taking a hard look at this camera for the
's birthday present. We love the Leica optics on the Panasonic cameras. Looking to upgrade from the plain vanilla point n shoots, but not ready to step up to DSLR.
We are primarily looking for less shutter lag, good burst mode (to catch those moving kids), decent optical zoom and more shooting flexibility without sacrificing effective auto mode when needed. This camera seems a likely candidate. It is a little pricey, though, at around $450.
I know that Corbet recently got one. How about a post Moab field review? Anybody else have one, or have any other input?