$950 will get you the equivalent of 25-600mm and that swanky red dot starting in January 2012
Whether you call them bridge cameras, super-zooms or "all-in-one cameras" as Leica seems to have chosen, the crowd of long-lens compacts continues to thicken. The latest addition comes from Germany in the form of Leica's $950, 24x zooming V-Lux 3. Like a lot of other cameras in this segment, including its predecessor, the V-Lux 2, the V-Lux 3 takes a form similar to a very small DSLR. The integrated Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5-108mm F/2.8 - F/5.2 ASPH lens has a 35mm equivalent of 25-600mm.