Summary: This camera has tons of options and of course it has a leica lens, Im a beginner but wanted to invest in something I can grow with. I decided with V lux 4 because its a crossbreed between DSLR and compact. I wanted a DSLR but figured it was too expensive for me to even buy a nice lens from Leica. It also comes with Lightroom 5 ($80.00), it was delivered in 2 days. I will update more once I know how to use it. So far so good.
Summary: I researched for 2 months before purchasing a new camera. I am 100% happy with this camera, it takes great pictures indoors and outdoors on the automatic setting. I am slowly learning how to use all the features (many). It is an awesome purchase!
Summary: Planned trip to Africa, Serengeti safari. the old camera was not going to cut it so we bought this one, primarily because of the zoom. Well this was a GREAT choice. Im no pro or even good amateur photog, Im usually a photo journalist at best, it aint pretty just proves I was there LOL. BUT I have gotten so many compliments on what a great photographer I am from my shots. First the zoom is magnificent and I got some really amazing pictures thanks to this camera.
Christopher Alexander "Christopher Alexander", Amazon
18 August 2013
Summary: For a novice like me, plunking down close a $1000 for a camera is a tough purchase to justify. I don't work for National Geographic or Newsweek. Rather, I take photos of what I see around me (which, in New Mexico, is abundant, given our diverse selection of wildlife, plants/flowers, sunsets, views, balloons---no aliens, yet). These are photos I share with friends or post to Facebook. So why not do that with a $100 digital camera from Walgreens?
Summary: unbelievable quality photos...very flexible with so many options...only think i dislike is a true manual focus when yu need, but not enough to take from 5 to 4 stars. the lens is responsive, fast, the wide to zoom is exceptional for a camera this size and cost.
Summary: This camera is a great solution for those who want more than a simple point & shoot--although you can definitely use this in the full auto mode to capture those spur of the moment shots. Super fast lens, great telephoto reach, numerous creative modes, intuitive and easy-to-use features are attributes of this camera and makes this an attractive alternative to carrying & switching different lenses for different photo shoots, or different subject compositions.
Summary: Love the real view finder. this is new to me so am learning it's many features. the picture quality is outstanding. the camera is light, so easy to hold steady. fast zoom,if a bit touchy. I have not used the toggle like feature to fine tune the zoom. have not learned to use Lightroom software so can not comment. e have had family emergency so just have not had time to really learn what all this camera can do. have been very satisfied so far.
Summary: I've had nothing but compliments on pictures thus far. Easy to use and set-up is straight forward. Have had several people ask me what it was as they are thinking about newa new camera. Good pictures for an amature.