Excerpt: It's so versatile and covers every photo opportunity. My first camera met with an accident and I'm replacing it with the very same model. It's not too heavy to carry around all day and you don't need a tripod unless you're shooting in very low light. The zoom is great.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Summary: See all the used ones? That's because it's in Japanese and you can't switch it without replacing the PCB. Of course the reviews warning you of this aren't visible until after you've ordered it.
Excerpt: Relatively new to the camera, will write a more detailed review later. Replacing a previous point and shoot Lumix bought 6 years ago. Simple to use right of the box. So far the test pictures have come out ver crisp and balanced color, viewed on Apple retina screen.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I wanted longer zoom & higher resolution than my old Canon Rebel and LUMIX offered. Also I wanted something lighter than my early model 6MP Rebel & heavy 18-200mm zoom. I love macro and telephoto zoom. The 2.8 maximum aperture for all zoom levels was a big draw.
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: Thinking that a new sensor could have used more MP, unless it would have caused more noise. Zoom power of 24X is practical and finds objects fairly quickly. Overall the camera looks and feels good and solid.
Pros: Quality optics. Easily understood menus. Viewfinder. Good grip. Classic mode dial. Good hand feel overall.
Cons: Focusing takes too long and at times doesn't respond unless its moved to a different object. Some settings change back to previous during operation. F2.8 in A mode leaves fuzzy edges around objects contrasting with background.
Excerpt: This a camera that's easy to carry, and does a fantastic job with both photo and video, which is what we do all the time. One of the most important things for us is to be able to zoom in and still get good clear shots, and with this Panasonic, one can do that.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact