Canon SX50 HS v Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
i was choosing between the panny and the earlier sx40. one of the deal breakers for me was that the sx40 rear dial arrangement was unpleasant. not sure if they changed this in the sx50, or if it is a canon feature that you're happy with, but for me it was a major factor - and an answer to all the people who told me to go and pick them up and try them out....
good luck with your choice.