Summary: Those who are interested in this camera should check out Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100. If you compare the tech spec carefully, you will find that these two cameras are virtually identical (same lens, same sensor size, same resolution, same functions, etc). And the Panasonic camera is $500 cheaper. Just consider you will be paying $100 for each letter in "Leica" before buying this camera.
Summary: I bought this camera and expected it to be an above average point and shoot camera but it is not..The zooming is horrible, slow and out of focus...The picture quality with and without flash is grainy. Compare this to a cheap $250 Sony point and shoot camera..The sony will beat this one, do not waste the money on this camera. Plus the quality is not that great, feel all plastic and too light...Feel like cheap stuff..