After more than 30 years my old aluminum tripod got a successor.
Eventually I decided that I need a bridge camera to have a lightweight alternative to my DSLR. Since I wanted good quality and a real viewfinder (not only a screen), my search ended up at the Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000.
I bought one, and the first images and the extremely high series rate were very impressive. In the evening, I decided to take some nightshots. No good idea, the camera showed strong "color noise". Unfortunately, I could reproduce this error in different low-light situations.
Next monday I asked my dealer and he accepted to take the camera back since it was of no use to me.
Edit (12/2015): A friend of mine had the same experience with this camera in extreme low-light situations.