“The Samsung HZ30W also meets my requirements for manual control, long shutter speeds, optical stabilization and has a pretty good Schneider-Kreuznach 3.9-58.5/3.2-5.8 lens (24-360mm 35mm equivalent).”
BobAtkins has published their review of the Samsung HZ30W / WB600, an ultra zoom with its 12MP resolution (on a 1/2.3-in. CCD image sensor), 15x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (24-360mm equiv.), Optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (230k-dot), Smart Auto, PASM, Scene modes, Smart Face Recognition, Perfect Portrait System, Smart Filter, Beauty Mode, and HD Movie 1280×720 @ 30fps with stereo sound.