Well, I’ve got my hands on a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18. I’ll be comparing it to the Olympus SP-550UZ by the weekend. I’m going to do my pre-review page as is normal now. Look for some ISO examples, sharpness and macro samples soon!
Also, I noticed Sony quietly lowered the price on the 70-200mm G F/2.8 lens from $2399 to $1999. Another couple hundred bucks less would be about right. The 300mm F/2.8 is still priced at an outrageous $5999, this really needs to be lowered.