DigitalCameraReview has recently posted a review on 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.
“The FZ7’s image quality is very good, but image noise is slightly above average. Minor noise is visible in shadow areas even at the Auto ISO setting. Noise is well controlled at ISO 80 and 100 (there’s no discernible difference between the ISO 80 and ISO 100 settings), but slightly off putting at ISO 200. Noise is unacceptably high at ISO 400. Chroma noise (blotching) is visible in high contrast areas. Images are consistently sharp and contrasty with very good color and decent shadow/highlight detail.”