Hi I was looking for some advice.

I'm after a superzoom camera to take on Safari next May and after some research have a shortlist of either the new Samsung WB5000 or the highly rated Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38. I'm looking for quality photos, good optical zoom and HD movie ready with a budget of ~300.

When comparing stats the Samsung has the slight advantage in terms of optical zoom and LCD display size. However it seems this is Samsung's first foray into the superzoom category. Has anybody tried both and if so which one is best?

PS I also had the Canon SX1 IS in the shortlist as it has dropped into my price range but have discounted due to no HD movie no raw mode.

Thanks in advance

Andy