This camera is really cool. It takes up to 10.1 megapixel pics and high definition video. It’s what is known as a bridge or super zoom camera. Basically it has the functionality of an SLR, but you can’t change lenses. The lense it does have is a nice LEICA lense that has a range of 27mm-486mm. It uses SD cards. I currently have up to an 8gb size card.
I discovered that it has 46mm threads which isn’t very popular here in Japan. With the adapter for converter lenses the thread size increases to 55mm. I picked up a muticoat protective filter, UV and macro filter from Kenko, 46mm. I also picked up the optional ac adapter. With a nice case and tripod, my camera gearage is slowly increasing.