About.com has recently posted a review of Panasonic DMC-FZ7, a 6.0 Megapixel SLR-like digital camera with 12x optical zoom (36=432mm equivalent) lens with image stabilisation and a 2.5″ LCD Screen.
“I am used to the fast response times of digital SLR cameras, and was pleasantly surprised by the Panasonic DMC-FZ7. Focusing was instantaneous except in the most challenging low-light conditions. There is little delay between the time you press the shutter and when the camera takes the shot, great news for action photographers.
The Panasonic DMC-LZ7 is a great choice for the indecisive: no matter what the subject of your photo, the LZ7 has a setting that will help you get the shot. It’s a great camera for people with kids, since the fast response time means that you don’t miss fleeting moments. It’s easy to carry around everywhere you go, and yet still comfortable enough to use for an entire day of photography.”