Why It's Cool
Generally speaking, the more you zoom, the less light you pull into the barrel. But Panasonic teamed up with Leica to get fab glass and the equivalent of a 35-420mm lens with a bright f/2.8 rating throughout the range. Translation: tripod-free, full-zoom shots in low-light conditions. » Action pics are also easier to nail, because the four-megapixel FZ10 uses a stabilization technology to minimize hand-shake. » Fix a subject in your sightslike a friend surfingand lean on the shutter; a killer autofocus system will keep her tack-sharp.Hmmm . . .
At four megapixels, most non-zoomed shots were tight and clear, but we can say the same of the Pentax Optio S4, which weighs one-fifth of this puppy.
*Expect to pay less than MSRP at your local shop.