Thom's take on the new offerings
Thom's comments are up on his site and I have to agree with him:
This new lens is a real headscratcher. I know they showed a mockup of a smaller zoom lens, probably this is it, but come on, there are plenty of more useful lens options they could pick and actually release.
I'm eyeing this line-up as the small size and modest price I like, but without a few options (for example wide angle) I'm not going to invest in it. So my P5000 will get more use. Let's hope there is more to come soon...