Willie, what makes you say it puts the others to shame? At first glance, specs seem similar to Pentax except for the inclusion of a couple million superfluous pixels in the files. Both zooms are ~5x, both have ~2.5" LCD screens and waterproof to similar depths. I do love the picture quality in my wife's Lumix but am not seeing anything in the press release to rock my world. What's the story?
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