Summary: I'm very happy with this little camera and most importantly for me found it easy and simple to understand the controls. Excellent value for the performance to be had as it takes crystal clear pictures with an auto "macro" mode for up-close detail shots of the things I build. As with all things Panasonic, I didn't find much not to like about it.
Summary: I bought this camera when I was in Anchorage, AK in the middle of winter to take along to the Iditarod race. I didn't want to take my Nikon DSLR as I was going to be volunteering, therefore I didn't know what to expect as far as accommodations for my things. I was glad I made the purchase, let me tell you. It has a compact design, but it is weighty and lacks protrusions other than the feature knob at the top. This is key to keep from things breaking off with normal use.
Summary: I've been using a Canon A550 point and shoot for two years now. It takes amazing pictures but is finicky about batteries. I decided to try the Panasonic DMC-LS80S after reading good reviews on this website. I returned the Panasonic this morning. The pictures were blurry, noisy, and dull. I am amazed that Canon could get it so right and that Panasonic could get it so wrong.
Summary: Haven't gotten to use this camera much. I took it on a trip to England, took just a few shots and got the message not enough memory (a big disappointment). So as soon as I put a memory card in I should be in good shape.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use
Summary: Bought this camera for simple Point and Shoot ability. Very, very pleased with pictures. Used Intelligent Mode for recent trip and only 1 picture out of 90+ came out blurry. All others were perfect including motion and low light situations. Battery life is awesome, even with flash. Power-on to shoot time less than 3 seconds. Couldn't ask for more.
Summary: I just bought this camera on March 25, 2009, so I am still learning its functionality. I wanted a camera which could reproduce fairly accurately, the colors on a watercolor painting. Myprevious digital camera had just a few settings for close-ups and distance photos. This camera has a lot more options. Yesterday,the 26th, I was experimenting with the different scene modes. I randomly took pictures of one of my paintings using 6 different scene modes.
Summary: picked one up at Fry's but getting 2 more here since it's much less $. I take a lot of photos for work up to 2000 per day on some days .. so I go through a few cameras a year and I've tried many. So far Canons were my favorite until I came across this one. This is a very well though through camera since almost all budget cameras out there take good photos it really comes down to comfort & functionality. This is where it shines GOODS: -IMAGE STABILIZATION !!!!