Why did you start a whole new thread when you could have just added on to the thread you already started?
What I need in a camera could be different than what you need. There is not a camera that fits everyone's needs/wants. Would you like someone to choose your next car based on someone else's choice? I can give you a range of good superzooms to choose from.
The panny you're looking at
Each of them have their positives and negatives. Some features you might find relevant and some not so much. The Panny doesn't have a hotshoe so that would be a deal breaker if I only had one camera.....but that's me. To you it might be different.
I am seriously considering purchasing the DMC. In your opinion is there a better camera in the same class as the Panasonic? If so, what is its advantages?