Summary: I've had the Lumix for a while and have been pleased with it until I recently noticed several fine vertical scratches on the lens (some are more like a dashed line ----). Each photograph, especially those where I've aimed into any kind of light source, have hazy white lines in the center of the photo. I couldn't figure out how I could have scratched the lens since the cover retracts automatically when it's not on.
Summary: This was a gift for my wife and she loves it. Simple to use great pictures and no problems. The perfect camera for someone who just want to take good pictures without a lot of setting to deal with.
Summary: I'm not going to go into great detail, but great camera for the money, good pics, kind of hard to learn how to use everything effectively, biggest issue is making sure you don't allow dirt into the lens, this especially happens in dusty environments. I am on my second camera because of this issue, but for the money and the quality, I am very satisfied... Thus the fact I didn't buy a different type of camera.
Summary: This is a wonderful camera. It's much smaller than the one I'm replacing. It takes fantastic pictures, and an unplanned bonus, for me, it the great video it takes. I love it, love it, love it, and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Summary: I used this camera about 2 wks ago. If you're looking for a point and shoot camera then this is a nice place to start. My pictures were very bright and vibrant. With close up shots you can see people's pores (I kid you not). The night shots with the flash are clear which is great and the daytime ones are nice as well.
Summary: Superb low light pictures from Intelligent Automatic Focus setting without flash - looks like daylight! Colors beautiful and auto-focus excels even for close-ups with fine detail. Easy to use, large screen. Cannot say enough about the picture quality. I now can relive my trip to my favorite part of France - serene, color-splashed Brittany. I was able to take incredible pix of Celtic engravings inside tombs without a flash. Photos at dusk looked as clear as daylight.