Well, I'm not sure how I could over look this: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Hands-on Preview: Digital Photography Review Constant f2.8 throughout the zoom range, from 28mm to 600mm(35mm eq). Finally. My first serious compact and digital camera was a panasonic FZ3. I loved the constant f2.8 for the 12x lens that it had. Over the years, I don't understand the need for extremely long zooms with slow telephoto end and poor(compromised) lens quality. I may just have to pick up one of these in the future. I hope the lens is as sharp as my old FZ3 lens was.