I've got an FZ100 (bought in Australia and has English, Chinese and a couple of other languages as options) with which I'm very happy as it perfectly suits my needs. I asked a friend of mine to buy another (as a present for my son) when he was in Japan last week. Mission accomplished except that this one (due to lack of understanding or ignorance) has 'Japanese Only' on the box and doesn't have any language options in the menus. I can't believe there's any physical manufacturing difference so does anybody know if I can download different firmware to get the new beast lto be the same as my current FZ100. If I can't I guess it's onto e-bay for 'Japanese Readers & Speakers' only!! Cheers - Clive.