The FZ200 has actually Done It !!
All down the years I have not listened to any reviews or an opinions about camera resolution, when I have otherwise been able to look for myself.
Since 2007 a record for small camera resolution has stood, held by the Canon A650 IS. It has remained, through all this time, streets ahead of anything, but today is now second only to the FZ200.
This record has been a very long time in the breaking. And quite frankly I'm both amazed and very pleased that the FZ200 was the camera to do it.
To all those with FZ200's:- You have a good'n
The FZ50: DSLR handling of a bright Leica 35-420mm lens that's this good: http://www.flickr.com/groups/panasonicfz50/pool/show (some real gems in there). With the FZ200 performance so good, I live in hope that Mr Ichiro Kitao has triggered the update to the FZ50. Our desire for IQ was taking us in the wrong direction. http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1033&message=42366095