I'm between the Canon SX30IS, the Panasonic FZ40, the Panasonic FZ100, and the new Sony DSC-HX100V. I was told here http://forum.digitalcamerareview.co...i-buy/26030-another-bridge-camera-search.html that the FZ100 falls below the FZ40 in image quality. I don't understand that, and I'm sure it's because I don't know what I'm looking at. To me, it looks like they are the same camera, but the 100 has a few extra bells and whistles. Someone please clarify that for me. But here's the fundamental question. Do I go ahead and buy one of those that's already on the market, or do I wait on the Sony? The difference in money means very little. The wait bothers me, but not if I'm going to get a clearly superior product in the Sony. The Sony looks sexy, offers resolution=16.2mp, and Carl Zeiss is a recognizable name to me, who is an individual who knows absolutely nothing about photography. Does a Zeiss lens on a p&s actually mean anything at all, or is it just good marketing? So, would you wait on it? Or is Sony a non-entity in the market niche in which I'm shopping? Or do we not know enough about the new Sony to say for sure? Hit me with your opinion. Thanks!