Wow, maryanne! How could I ask for better information?
I searched for info like this but must have put in the wrong words to search for. I did not realize there were so many impovements in the FZ3. The grip, the Venus engine upgrade... seems like only the battery and memory are the same.
It's cold here in MN, too. I still venture out and freeze my hands tho....especially after a fresh snowfall (10" yesterday).
Thanks so much and happy snappin'