ncdigger1, Pleased that I could be of assistance.
That 8GB card will be perfect - Good choice.
And Radioshack sell quality cards (So many of the
online deals are Chinese fakes these days).
8GB is a good size to have - Sometimes using a larger
capacity card is like putting all your eggs in one basket
should something happen to it.
I have two 8GB cards that I use daily for normal use,
I do have a single 16GB card that I bought for video use....
but it sits unused so far
Enjoy your FZ35 - I truly think it's one of the best superzoom
cameras out there.... with that Leica lens, it probably IS the best!!
As for my 2 cents: Try using the camera in P mode... it really will
perform far better than in iA mode. (Some of the specific scene
model work very well too - i.e. Sunset)
Also try changing the default Sharpness to +1, and Saturation
to +1, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.