I didn’t get much more than an evening with it, but I did get to try out the Leica V-Lux 3 – one of Leica’s “super-zoom” camera. This bridge-camera has an impressive 24x zoom, equivalent to 25-600mm, with an aperture of f2.8-5.2. It’s compact, has controls that are well laid-out, and has that great Leica quality in the lens. It does seems a bit noisy in the high ISOs, but in normal, lower ISOs I bet it’s quite fine!
This can be gotten at Mike Crivello’s!