It's interesting a review wasn't done on Panasonic's top of the line bridge camera, the DMC-FZ50. I also would have liked a test done in low light with high ISOs with the FZ18 to see if Panasonic has finally addressed noise issues that plagued their earlier generation cameras. In general, I like the Panasonic cameras as I personally own a DMC-FZ30. Would have liked a bit more in depth testing than what was done in the review.
Panasonic does a good job for anti-shake, but the price for such good anti-shake is expensive.
I would rather rely on tripod or other physical support to get a clear image.
Canon is also doing fairly well at anti-shake, and the price is more reasonable.