Kramer, I know you rather like your HS10, and I presume you prefer it to your old Panny PJ? Is the HS10 much better? I have had major colour uniformity problems with my HS10, so Sony are taking it back to look at. Plus, the black level is not great, although I guess your filter helps with that? Were the blacks on your Panny much worse than on the HS10? Any ideas if the forthcoming AE300 will be as good as your new baby? Cheers mate.