Thanks for the real world gallery. I can certainly see the softness of the lens, and the grain. I like my photos very sharp but at the same time I just wanted a good compact camera so I can sometimes leave the DSLR at home. I know there will be compromises. The 10x zoom coupled with the 1" sensor sold me from the first moment I learned about the existence of the ZS100.
I used my wife's Samsung pocket camera at the soccer field where I found using the zoom feature and trying to capture action wasn't easy. With the ZS100 I can assign zoom to the lens mounted control ring which will make it feel more like the DSLR. This was also an attractive feature to me.
I've ordered the ZS100 and can't wait to get my hands on it.
Wow. This sounds like a pretty nice camera. If the image quality and low light capability come through it would prove to be a good all around camera. Max f2.8! Pretty neat.
I had an FZ30 as my main camera a few cameras back. It was decent but I moved on to DSLRs since then. I wouldn't replace my DSLR with the FZ300 but, if I had the extra cash, it might be a great addition to my collection of cameras.