This has to be your 'other' camera
My primary camera is the Canon DX but it's pretty hard to haul that thing around every day. I bought the Lumix because I had heard it had a great zoom (tripod needed) but it also took great shots that could be downloaded to a smartphone and it had a respectable 5 to 10 FPS in burst mode. Not to mention a GPS tag which is very cool.
So, I got comfortable with the features and this thing takes some great shots and you can put it in your shirt pocket. It's addictive and it just about warrants being called a professional camera--but not quite.
I would recommend it.