I will be eager to see what this machine can do as well. But don't assume Leica lenses always do wonders, much depends on the CCD and the software algorithm as well. Remember the current Lumix line, the "crayon-like" pattern as pointed out by Phil Askey? Hope this doesn't appear in the new Lumix.
mega zoom lenses usually compromise on quality. While c-2040z gives good pictures, c700uz suffers some degradation, like CA, mainly due to the compact long zoom lens. Of course leica and panasonic may overcome that, which is what I'm interested to see too.
And on a personal prefence, I think the camera looks quite ugly. no offence, just a personal thing. Also I thought it will be good to have a hotshoe.
yeah everyone seems to be using leica or carl zeiss lens nowadays in consumer cams... is it another design office altogether? surely the hasselblads MF designs are diff from the mass-produced sony 707s?
I think the leica lens will go unnoticed by the 2 mp.. LOL can resolve meh so low res...
seeing that 12mp cams are able to out-resolve test charts, the 2mp shd be quite coarse grained..
CMOS tend to have less grain, so far from d30 to 1ds
Nice try , but its not ...
The CCD its smaller than the UZI , this is a sign of more noise in comparison with the UZI ..
Plus that the small sensor of the Panasonic with the 12X zoom power , it will give less real zoom power in the equivalent of the 35mm cameras , than the UZI ..
So i guess that its a good try , but not good enough to strike the UZI king ..