11-02-2004, 03:12 PM
I have been researching digital cameras for a few weeks. I have never owned a digital camera before. The #1 use will be to take pictures of my son's drum and bugle corp (generally competitions at night under lights in a football stadium with me in the stands). Optical zoom is a very important feature for my intended use. I have read a lot about the FZ20 including a lot of the postings on this site and it appeals to me. However, I want to be sure I make the right purchase and not waste my money on more camera than I need. I would appreciate any and all opinions. Thanks!