Summary: Not up to Panasonic's FZ range, this bridge camera is a cheapo version of the DMC-FZ35 which I bought for my wife a few years ago. When shooting video this one sporadically 'hunts' for focus, even while a live subject is just talking to camera. It is slow, and the AA batteries add a lot to the weight. Save up around $500 and buy an SLR with interchangeable lenses. A Canon would be a good choice.
Summary: I returned this within an hour of receiving it. First of all it seemed fragile, maybe my imagination but that's how it felt to me. I put my own batteries and SD card in it and took some test pictures. There was nothing particularly wrong with them, but they were no better than my simple Nikon AW100. Focus seemed questionable to me also, especially for macro stuff. Cost me 6.30 return shipping, but just not the right camera for me.
Summary: A bridge camera is a really good idea if you want to take photography more seriously than say, owning a 'point and shoot' but are not quite ready to move on to the world of dslr's which is a whole new world of lenses and expense! Personally, I thought that this camera was no better than a 'point and shoot' in some cases worse. It's slow, focusing was at times hard, picture quality is not great and i had several incidents where the lens/zoom kept getting stuck.
Summary: The camera is fine, just getting used to it, but no viewfinder. The bundle was dissapointing. Sd card class 4,not suitable for HQ video. Rechargeable batteries 1300mAh, could have been higher capacity. Carry bag fine. Should have descibed the bundle better, as I would have sourced the items separately. Delivery so-so, ordered Sunday "Express Delivery" at extra cost, delivered Wed pm. Not sure if that qualifies as "Express".
Excerpt: Купили аппарат недавно, разочаровал сразу. На дисплее видишь хорошую фотографию, но стоит скинуть на компьютер и на большом экране видишь мыльную мутную фотку! Хорошей резкости не удалось добиться ни на одном режиме, перебрали все. За 2 месяца аппарат не сделал ни одного хорошего снимка. Никому не советую такой покупать.
Pros: Цена, АА-аккумуляторы, зум
Cons: Качество снимков как на старом телефоне сименс сх75.