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: 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.
Ok camera when it worked, horrible customer support
Scott H., Amazon
20 June 2012
Summary: Bought this camera for our honeymoon. Worked fine up until we got to the island, then the screen didn't work at all. Thus, no honeymoon pictures from the good camera... Called Panasonic, which put me on hold for half an hour. They told me to go to their website, follow the instructions, and print a form. The website had no form or instructions. Called them again only to get put on hold for half an hour again. This time I reached their India call center.
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: I have had this camera for over a year and have not had any problems with it. The camera is very small for a 8 zoom camera and the zoom is very smooth. The picture quality on this camera is very good outside as I mainly use it in landscape areas. Inside pictures are good as well and portraits turn out very good. The only drawback with this camera is no zoom on video mode but I bought this for shooting pictures and it does that very well.
Summary: Love this camera. I originally was looking at getting a Canon, but after seeing this camera at my local Best Buy I decided to go with it. It's really good quality for the price, I was quite surprised. The design is awesome, its compact enough for easy travel but also takes quality shots with a good zoom. I usually keep it with me for casual photo snapping but it can also be used for high quality shots as well. I really how easy it is to upload photos too.