First, I'm sorry Canon and all loyal Canonists. I was always a dedicated Canon man from the early 70's on. But no more.
I wanted a small camera better than a phone or a P&S. I found the Panasonic FZ200 for a good price used and was sold. Now most of my Canon gear is gone. I simply see no reason to have all of that equipment when the FZ200 did what I wanted it to do AND I could get an external flash for bounce. No, technically it will not do what my 50D would do or even the 5D.
Now the issue is that I am going to pick up a second Panasonic. So the wife and I will be able to shoot together (you know that sharing stuff wives talk about.) I am stuck right now between the Pan FZ 300 and the FZ1000. The FZ1000 is supposed to have a better image. But I swear, all of the comparisons I could find of actual images and video, it looks like the FZ300 is better! Find the video comparison on youtube and see if you agree.
Any reason I shouldn't get the wife the FZ300 instead of the FZ1000 or do we have another comparison out there I can look at? Image quality is king to me and by far the most important feature. The price difference isn't important. I want the best image.