Another scene mode to try is Panorama assist,.....
One of my email buddies challenged me to try it and I did. It was really quite simple with the Arcsoft software included with the camera. The generic software makes a lot of complicated suggestions, all of which seem to be taken care of by the FZ35 automatically such as white balance, focus lock etc. I've only done two of these panoramas and both turned out just fine,.........though one was long and narrow, cropped by the program to make the stitching of the images fit better.
I may find this useful in Yellowstone Park this summer.