A DSLR will handily beat a super zoom camera where image quality and speed are concerned. But of course a super zoom is handy, and cheap.
Of the super zooms, the best according to imaging-resource.com are the Panasonic FZ25 and Nikon P100. The newer Canon and Panasonic are probably pretty good, but I haven't seen any detailed reviews of either. Reviews I have read for the P110, X90, SP800UZ, and HS10 put them in the okay but not choice category.
Another good source for comprehensive and detailed reviews is dpreview.com.
I apologize if this is not the place for this query.
I was looking forward to buy a new Ultra Zoom digital camera, but was a little confused as to which one to go for out of the following preferred.
1. Nikon Coolpix P100
2. Nikon Coolpix P110
3. Canon Powershot SX30 IS
4. Pentax X90
5. Panasonic FZ-35/38
6. Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ100
7. Olympus - SP-800UZ
8. FujiFilm Finepix HS11
Also how about going for a dslr against these Digicams
6. NIKON D3100
Waiting eagerly for the suggestions.