So after a very impressed 5 year love affair with Panasonic, another Japanese beauty has caught my eye, literally as it were.
The Pentax K7 + DA II 18-55mm WR lens becoming my first DSLR with the standard kit with a few more to follow. The Panasonic was an outstanding P&S camera with an amazingly decent 12x Zoom lens with 28-435mm Leica credentials, it consistantly gave great sharp images even at 400+mm with the help of it's optical stabilization. It will remain my backup Camera.
The K7 is currently being charged and will begin a series of comparative tests to see how 5 years of technical progress can be in the Digital Camera market.