I've been writing about how good the Panasonic DMC-FZ150's images are straight from the camera. They're also great if you're an artist and the out-of-the-camera images are just the starting point. Some cameras produce images that take well to this sort of fooling around and some produce images that just sort of crumble when you try to make something interesting of them.
The DMC-FZ28's pictures behaved poorly when I tried to take them to the next level, ending up, in many cases, in an image that looked fine on the web, but not for much else. The images from the FZ150, on the other hand have fared very well under my extreme treatment. So I'm able to produce a wide spectrum of images with the pictures from my FZ150. Perhaps it's the camera's CMOS sensor, the first I've ever used.
Here's a sampling.
Some technical notes: The pictures were shot with my Panasonic DMC-FZ150, in JPEG "Fine" mode, and the magic was added with LightZone 3.