KariIceland: Has ANYONE else noticed that compact cameras are being made WORSE in image quality on purpose the last 2 years? Canon powershot SX150 is being one example, this camera being another?I can't help but think camera manufacturers are using WORSE hardware and selling at the same price just to reduce loss & in turn pushing customers AWAY who would WANT to buy a compact camera.
I agree to this, My Canon SX10 took better pictures than my SX40IS, while the SX40IS has some better features and costs more. WS, I don't feel everyone is "Complaining" in general, but just stating the decline in quality of a similar camera design. I like the zoom and understand the loss of quality and was going to buy this Panasonic camera, but now I have second thoughts. I want a DSLR for the better quality, but cost and confusion stops me from getting one.
Thanks for sharing this!