I have no experience with the Lumix so I can't help you there except to point to what might be The. Best. Review. Site. Ever.http://www.dpreview.com/
I wish a bicycle, car, computer etc review site as good as theirs existed. In general I agree with you that I'd rather go for better optics than a couple more megapixels. I've always gone canon and I like this one for optics+megapixels for your dollar: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/canon_a720is.asp
Good luck. To bring this to back on topic, doesn't digikam
PS Part of my reason for replying is that I'm hoping that Santa Clause is listening.
----- Original Message ----
From: Martin Marques <martin bugs unl edu ar>
To: For users of Fedora <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Sunday, November 4, 2007 6:50:12 PM
Subject: [OT] Digital camara
Hi all, sorry for the OT, but as many people here have more knowledge
then me on this topic I'll just ask.
I'm about to by a digital camara and I was looking at a Panasonic Lumix
with 5MP and 6x optical zoom.
I tend to see the 6x zoom more interesting then having 7 or more MP,
I'd like to know if I should go for more MP or stay with the good zoom.
Once againg, sorry for the OT.