I am looking at buying a high-end, all-in-one to replace my lost(stolen) Canon PRO90 IS.
I'm favouring staying with Canon because of the very useful flip-out screen (I've seen nothing on the market to equal it; have I missed something?) but the FZ30 comes close (but why have they pivoted the screen to the left, when for round-the-corner shots for the right handed user, the opposite would appear to be preferrable?)
Any way, to get back to the main point of this posting, viz.
Can you please clarify your comments about the shutter speeds in your review of the FZ30
" . . the mode dial offers the usual Automatic, Program, Manual, Shutter and Aperture Priority modes along with selecting playback, a movie mode, or two user-defined Scene options. Shutter speeds range from 1/2000 to 30 seconds, along with a programmable Bulb option up to three minutes. . . "
Panny's own website gives down to 8secs in AE mode and 60 in manual; also no mention of the (useful) bulb settings.
P.S. I was disappointed that you hadn't reviewed the Canon S2 IS , hence not being able to compare the FZ30 with the S2. (or are you waiting for the S3?)