I got my FZ200 for those family trips when I don't want to lug around 20-30 pounds of photo gear. I was surprised that there is much more noise in my FZ200 images than my Canon DSLR images than I had expected. The FZ200 images are fine for most web viewing and for small enlargements, but if I need to print to 11x14 or larger, or if I am submitting images for publication or for camera club competitions, I get much better results with the DSLR. Having said this, I need to spend some time after the holidays working with Lightroom and/or SilkyPix to find ways to improve my RAW output. I'm pretty sure it can be done, I just need to figure out the best combination of settings to achieve the kinds of results I am seeing in this forum.