Panasonic pushed the limits of ultra-zooms by releasing their Lumix DMC-FZ70 which sports an incredible 60X optical zoom. This lens offers an equivalent range of 20-1200mm, which is wider than any current fixed-lens camera. This extremely versatile zoom is paired with a 16 MP high-speed CMOS sensor with matching mechanical-shutter capable of 9 FPS.
A review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 was just published at Neocamera. This review covers the usability, image-quality and performance of the FZ70 and includes a gallery of full-resolution images at all ISO sensitivities.