Summary: I've had this camera for three years now. I wanted to replace it with a equally compact model having a wider angle lens and a larger zoom range, but frankly none of them out there are a big enough step up to justify upgrading. In fact, it would mean a downgrade in image quality in many cases. It seems that most of today's compacts have sacrificed image quality to the great god "megapixel".
Summary: We have four Panasonic compact cameras in the family. They have all been reliable, taken great pictures and have great battery life. I might mention that the batteries are rechargeables. Get a decent memory card and you will be good to go. This also takes good videos. We have not been disappointed with the Panasonics.
Summary: I've had this camera for 2 years now, the battery still strong, easily take more than 200 pictures with one charge. The Picture quality is really nice when you know how to use it, the intelligent mode is good, but not best fit for all conditions. Super easy to use, great results. Very pleased with this fella.
Summary: As a marketing Rep I take pictures of store displays. This takes fantastic pictures in all lighting and does especially well where the display has a LCD panel in low level sighting, The panel looks great and so does the rest of the display. I am amazed the picture looks good with a flash shot.
Summary: I have actually purchased two of these cameras, the second after the first one was destroyed in an accident... I find it to be one of the best point and shoot cameras on the market, and if you know how to aim a camera decently, you can get some really amazing professional quality photos with this camera. It is an older camera, and I've played with some of the newer versions of the Panasonic Lumix and they have yet to disappoint me.
Summary: The leica lense is so sharp ! Good functions with camera. Loved the image stabilization.Very sharp veiwfinder, Will do image caputing with great versatility, different tonal quality,sepia,B&W,enhanced color, excelent ability to do video fast framing and storage of same to down load to computer imaging such as Picassa and other retouching . The zoom was excellent, Battery contain a good working storage.
Summary: My needs were: Camera for class, family events, weddings, and posting on eBay. Nothing fancy but I want pictures to give as gifts so I need good quality. I dropped my original in the water during a grad class and needed a quick replacement for photographing plants and flowers. Quick? I got it THE NEXT DAY. Brooklyn to CT. So I bought this even though it was green.
Summary: I am very pleased with this camera. I have had it for almost a year and have found the picture quality very good and the camera and controls very easy to use. The stabilizer works very well. The battery seems to have a long life. It is fairly small and I keep it in my purse. The only complaint I have is that it sometimes has a hard time focusing on something very close that is moving (example: swaying flowers) if you try to use it in the intelligent auto mode.