A lot of buzz has been circulating in the forums about this camera. So much so that I was driven to purchase this. Supposedly, this is considered as a enthusiast camera -- more than a point and shoot and less than a dSLR. The driving points of this camera are the fast lens (f/2.0 at the widest) and the numerous special modes (the dynamic b/w mode alone is something to justify buying this camera).
This is the guy who convinced me. Check out his photos.
So what's my verdict on this camera? I loooooove it! For anything less than a dSLR, this camera is IT! But don't take my word for it, read the reviews.