Hi, I have been, for a long while, considering a non interchangable lens (because of dust on the sensor when lens changing) beast of a camera that I can carry around in my daysack. When I heard that the new Lumix FZ30 was being produced, I thought that my dream was being answered. With 8 mega pixels and a Leica non extending lens with 12x magnification coupled with image stabilisation it seemed all that I wanted. Then I read the first review: http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/panasonic/dmc_fz30-review/index.shtml The photos it produces have too much noise !!!!!!!!! So now I wait for the Fuji Finepix S9500 ( or the S9000 as they are calling it in America ). See the preview at : http://www.letsgodigital.org/html/review/fujifilm/finepix/fuji_s9500_s9000_EN2.htmlIt shouldn't be long now, so they say!It has 9 mega pixels and a Fuji 10x optical zoom ( I wish it were Leica), itcopes with noise at high iso settings ( I wish it had image stabilization) .I can't help thinking that if the Lumix FZ30 had the Super CCD sensor of theFuji, which would help to reduce the noise, it might have been the perfectcamera (for me anyway).Or if only the Fuji Finepix had image stabilization !Perhaps I will have to wait for the next generation.