I would like to clarify..
Sure I cannot expect a 35X zoom cam with this sensor to have fantastic performances.
I was talking 1080 video, not a problem to improve from 720.
Better" low light", meaning I do not care about 1000Mega Pixels if the quality is bad.. so less megapixels, 10 is enough for 90% of all persons using a compact camera, but bit larger sensor like the S95 or a bit bigger, of course not expexting DSLR quality.
Burst speed.. is much better for all other competitors in this class.
You can improve the SX30IS also lowering the zoom.. I tried the HS20 Fuji with 30X and was excellent range.
24-30 is also more than acceptable.
Instead of pushing "marketing bullS___", they should prioritize for the quality a bit more.
PS. I read that maybe the new SXxx will be released in mid september.. let's wait then.