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. Hence the box that the camera was housed in arrived considerably bashed in at the corners! This was a birthday present and so it was a little frustrating to give a present in such a bad state of presentation.
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. The plus points are the excellent picture quality thanks to the lens in this series and the additional bonus of an eye-level viewfinder which is extremely useful. Results so far have shown very good quality pics.
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.
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. The camera is easy to use, it is quite intuitive if you are used to using digital cameras. I have always used point and shoot cameras and wanted to upgrade to a bridge camera.
Summary: This is a fabulous little camera, taking remarkable photos with its Leica lens. Unfortunately, sharing a bed with Sony on the video front they have had to choose the AVHCD file format. The only way to handle this is through their bundled software, and any attempt to use other proprietary software results in failure. There is the option to record in MP4 but one of the reasons I bought it was for its High Def video.
Excerpt: Meine Lumix habe ich nun seit knapp 2 Jahren und damals von Konfirmationsgeld gekauft. Sie war zu dieser Zeit im Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis mit das beste auf dem Markt. Sie hat mir sehr viel Spaß bereitet in meiner Anfangsphase vom Fotografieren. Dennoch muss man sagen , dass ich mich mittlerweile nach "mehr" sehne. Für Anfänge ist sie super , vorallem um die Kunst der Fotografie einmal auszutesten , aber dann wird es doch recht schnell langweilig für ein solches Hobby.
Pros: super Zoom , Preis - Leistungs - Verhältnis , super videoqualität, leicht , schöne Einstellungen
Cons: trotz niedriger Iso relativ lautes Rauschen , Bildstabilisator ist nicht der Renner ,