**Testing / Performance Expectations**Without our lab testing, true performance assessment is not possible, but our first look on the show floor at PMA 2007 yielded some good results. The lens is a Lumix DC Vario. While not the same Leica lens that many of the other Lumix models sport, it still yielded moderately sharp images for a point-and-shoot. No color fringing or barrel distortion was readily evident on the preproduction model we looked at. Typical edge distortion was noticeable at the wide-angle though. Start-up was quick but write-speed seemed slow. Burst rate was not listed in the specs, but Panasonic floor personnel stated that it is about three frames per second, which seemed accurate. We'll explore its true performance capabilities further once we have a full production model in our labs.