Almeida: A superzoom with a 2/3" should be interesting, depending on price.
This will be good enough for family shots. The F2.8-5.3 will be bad for creative purposes. I have Canon SX30IS and I hate that I cannot adjust the aperture to f16...
raywes: Nothing has come along in a while to compete with the Sony HX100v, but this changes everything. Along with the Panasonic FZ150, these two cameras will bed the new leaders I predict. And I thought I had my mind made up about purchasing the FZ150 already.
They say it uses the 12.1 MP 'high sensitivity' CMOS sensor in the 1/1.7" format: it is the same from S95 (and from my knowledge the G12)? If that is true the image quality should be awesome! I had every Power Shot since S3 and while not a DSLR, I was happy with the results - for an amator like me! The only cons I found was the speed burst and design mishaps: small LCD display, bad EVF, small grip and awkward manual functions (focus). Regarding the RAW capabilities, if anyone wants that, they should buy a DSLR, base models are cheaper that this bridge camera. Nothing can replace the peace of mind of having one lens camera for everything. I hopped that Canon would increase the specs for this model with 3 inch screen, better EVF, manual focus buttons on the lens, Casio had released a new camera, JVC GC-PX10 that is very interesting! So other camera makers! Why not, Canon?