Summary: My first Lumix is a simple point and shoot I bought years ago that has consistently given me outstanding photos--one that was on a cover of a trade magazine. So, loving the Lumix overall and the Leica lens, I ignored the "if you want to be 'serious' you have to go Canon or Nikon" comments and...
Great Camera for the Average Person...Family Photos & Traveling
Pam A, Amazon
5 November 2013
Summary: I could look up all the technical items on this camera that are great, but I'll stick to the average person's use of it. There is now an updated version. I have taken this camera on two cruises (Panama Canal and the Baltic Sea) which combined is five weeks of travel.
Summary: Love it! My pictures have been amazing since the first one I took. It has a ton of features that have been fun experimenting with. It is a nice step up from your typical point and shoot. This is my third Panasonic and all I can say is I will never buy another brand.
Summary: I just bought the DMC-FZ60 to replace my old FZ35 that I've owned for some years. The DMC-FZ60 is a great camera. Panasonic has made great improvements on the camera. It's now easier to use the video function and the grip handle has been redesigned and feels perfect.
Excerpt: A manual zoom lens would allow the left had to operate zoom without camera power, increasing speed and accuracy to composition. A front wheel dedicated to instant EV compensation would provide rapid light adjustment and free the thumb to maintain grip and compositional control; especially where it...
Summary: If you are fun of photography but don't want to invest in an SLR camera, this is the best option I would recommend. I was delighted to discover that this version is made in Japan, NOT in China. No need to be a professional to be able to shoot some great pics with it.
Summary: I'm not a camera guru so don't give my opinion of the camera too much weight. But the photos seem much better than my old Canon, which had fewer pixels and not as good a lens. Like the burst mode capability.
Beware - all current sellers appear to be selling gray market cameras (which invalidates your warranty)
Shelley Cerata, Amazon
6 August 2013
Summary: Edited 8/19/13: Please see David Marks' review as well as mine and read the comments on both our reviews, as several other reviewers have commented there that they also got gray market cameras.
Summary: This camera is terrific. I bought it for a trip to Yellowstone where I knew is would need both high zoom for animals and wide angles for scenery. It performed well beyond my expectations. It was light enough to take on hikes, much better than my DSLR. It was awesome to not have to change lenses.
Summary: We have been loyal Panasonic Lumix fans for years since our Sony and Canon digital cameras suddenly stopped working during our travels abroad where heat and humidity are challenges to electronics. This is the second Panasonic Lumix camera that we own.