Summary: I found this camera to be well built with lots of features. Good chip sensitivity, good battery life. Very responsive for action shots. Some indoor shots can be washed out by the flash but overall this is a great little rig for the money.
Summary: I was looking for a camera that would be perfect to carry around in my purse and that is what this one is. I have a Canon I use for my big photos and the Lumix is like my Canon in a small case. Perfect for quick photos on the go.
Summary: Picture quality is excellent. However the design for ease of use is lacking. The menu button on the rear lower right is constantly being tripped while taking a picture. If you are right handed this is almost a certainty. The lack of an optical viewfinder makes it very difficult to take pictures in bright sun light. Also there should be a sports mode that would automatically set a high shutter speed to take action shots.
Summary: This is an excellent camera. (I gave only 4 stars for features because it lacks a view finder.) It takes exceptionally sharp pictures and the fully automatic point-and-shoot capability works great. It is shirt-pocket compact which is convenient. A great value at the price.
Summary: This camera worked out great for a canoe trip I went on as well as some events I've attended recently. It is small and fits easily into my pocket, but still took great photos! The touch screen is a great feature. It's taken me a while to get used to it as well as all the settings, but overall I am very happy with this purchas.
Summary: This is a superb camera. You can set the camera like a pro if you want to, or just set it on Intelligent Automatic and use it as a point & shoot camera. That's what I do, and I get wonderful pictures. Hint: Don't buy a used one, I did and it was really beat up. Also, check your PC to be sure it matches 2.0 version USB port of the camera. My new PC is USB 3.0 version, and will not allow photo transfer. So I use my wife's older laptop PC, with 2.0 USB ports.
Summary: I bought a used one and it was in an almost perfect condition. I purchased it on Friday and got it on Monday, which was incredible, althought that must have been because it was from Maryland to virginia. It came with little scratches in the body but not in the screen, and a dead pixel in the ccd which didn't really bother me.The price was reasonable so I'm good with that. I hereby present three major advantages of this camera. 1. Wide view.
Summary: I purchased this camera for the low lighting features, but I was very disappointed. In full wide the lens is 2.2 and takes great low light shots, but once you zoom in the f stop jumps up, ISO goes up and then the problems start. At 400 the noise in these pictures was so bad that they were unusable. And the screen was almost useless in noon bright sun.
Summary: Great little camera if your a Windows user and don't need full HD video. It does surprising well up to ISO 400 and maybe a little higher. Love the Lumix brand. Great optics. Already have and love Lumix LX-3 and Canon G10. Both great cameras. This camera gets as close as you can to being a hybrid of this two cameras in a small form factor (except no RAW).