Summary: This was an excellent bargain and it was very quick to arrive. No faults then for speed of delivery and price. However, the equipment arrived in a jiffy bag only and wasn't wrapped in bubble wrap or similar packaging material.
Summary: The camera is great & the 16gb card & extra battery give so much more flexibility they are a must. On the down side the camera case is barely large enough & I wouldn't recommend it for use for this camera
Suzy "Love books both fiction & non-fiction, ..., Amazon
6 December 2012
Summary: I have been really pleased with this camera although I am still learning some of the functions. The manual can be downloaded from the Panasonic website and I had no problems locating this. You will need it if you want to get the most from the features on this bridge camera.
Summary: I have owned two previous Panasonic Lumix compact cameras and both produced excellent results. It is early days yet as I have not been able to use all the functions available and I am still in the early stages of getting to grips with this model.
Summary: Excellent results. Takes a bit of getting used to. Lens cap is very fiddly, so much so that I bought a different very cheap one on Ebay and it works far better than the original. Upgraded to this from an earlier model which I loved. Hope this will be as good (so far it is living up to expectations)
Summary: I bought it to replace my DMC-FZ18 which had developed a few problems, although still usable for low-zoom pictures. Mostly it is very good, as other reviews will attest, although not fully sharp at maximum zoom in moderate and low light. Some annoyances: Manual (220 pages) now only on PDF.
Summary: This camera provides an excellent quality picture and is easy to use especially in automatic mode but it also has the capability to be used in many other formats including video and as such I consider it excellent value for a bridge camera and would recommend it.