I brought my Panasonic ZS20 on vacation to Machu Picchu/Peru, and was thoroughly satisfied with its ability to produce great pictures for a small travel zoom. The picture quality is hardly "horrible." I was quite impressed with it. Will it replace my Canon 40D and $$ lenses? No. It's not meant to. I would highly recommend this camera for travel.
Neil2112: Seriously nice update.Good work chaps, it's a beaut.
I know that a lot of the professional Apple haters will never get this, but as somebody that agonizes over every shot I really do have a deep appreciation for guys like Jony Ive at Apple that go to the trouble of making their gear as near-perfect as possible.
Did anyone watch the keynote? Do you really think Dull, HP or Sony would redesign the fans inside their stinking helicopter-loud laptops so that the sounds the blades emit cover a broader range of frequencies (and so make them quieter)? No of course not. They buy them off the shelf from Dung Shag Generic Parts Co. and have done with it.
If you as a photographer don't give a flying f about stuff like that too, I **guarantee** your photograpy will reflect it.
I'm sure it's a wonderful laptop. I'm sure Apple designed it specifically for superior photographers such as yourself, Neil. Someday I hope to own a laptop like this so you'll consider me worthy of association in your circle of talent and expertise.
Diggadonkey: Too many cameras, too many pixels... This is why I HATE when people ask me to recommend a P&S to them. "Let me get back to you in about 3 weeks, after I've read a million reviews on the 300,000 camera options available." Ugh.
What reviews? Seriously? There are tons of reviews on numerous websites for cameras. You can also drive yourself insane watching all the camera reviews by users on YouTube. Or you can drive yourself even more insane by reading all the Amazon reviews.
And that's exactly my point: it's ridiculous to try and recommend a "best" camera option to people who inquire.
Too many cameras, too many pixels... This is why I HATE when people ask me to recommend a P&S to them. "Let me get back to you in about 3 weeks, after I've read a million reviews on the 300,000 camera options available." Ugh.
Pardon my ignorance, but maybe they're able to get away with these smaller apertures because of the improved sensitivity of the Digic 5 processor. Otherwise wow, that's a pretty slow lens. And 20X - again wow, if they're not pushing too many pixels they're pushing totally impractical zoom ranges. I guess that's what you can always expect when they're catering to the consumer market.