Almost what I'd open my wallet for.... but still no stereo movies!Is one more ickle microphone too hard to squeeze in there?Are Panny camera designers all deaf or one-eared?Come on, it's 2013 already - if 720p "HD" is worth doing, so is stereo!!
The screen on the back of a camera does the same job of distancing yourself from the more close-up view you get in a viewfinder and allows for easy composition by arm movement without having to duck and dive with your whole body. Having the scene on a screen at arm's length (or half arm's length) disconnects you from the "being there" binoculars effect and helps with composition IMHO - I know OVF fans will disagree though :)Tilt/twist flip-out screens are even better, hence their ubiquity on camcorders.
I see only one mic on the top. How many more years do I have to wait to get a slim Panny with wide angle and AVCHD video AND STEREO SOUND?! I'm getting bored of moaning about it :)
B1ackhat: Full HD on a CCD sensor? Suddenly Panasonic has done the impossible?? hmm
This with the FZ100's flip-out screen would have been great for me, full HD with no CMOS rolling shutter... but from reviews I've seen, the best one-box stills&video solutions are the Sony HX100V and HX9V with full HD at true 50p, good stereo and great stabilisation - considered the first digicams to be truly camcorder quality (and sharp hi res too) - even the Canon 5D movie crowd seem impressed.
Panny seem to be falling behind.
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