Summary: The zoom facility on the camers became extremely stiff and difficult to control after 5 days. It currently does this but occasionally it frees itself and becomes looser and easier to control. This is a very annoying thing. Otherwise the camera is fine.
Summary: Bought this to replace similar fuji camera. Have been wowed by panasonic compact digitals and hoped this would also be a good buy. The zoom is not as good as fuji and there is no viewfinder. Tried it out on a trip to India and came home disappointed with pictures. Maybe this camera takes some getting used to and I will persevere maybe trying it in less extreme light conditions...I want it to be a worthwhile purchase.
Summary: Panasonic's range of bridge cameras have been quite popular and well respected since their first introduction, however compared to some of the other options available on the market they're not exactly the cheapest available - that crown usually falls to a number of the Fuji's. Panasonic seem to have decided they're missing out and have introduced this new camera to fill the void.
Pros: easy to use, well laid out, big screen, easy to hold, feels well built
Cons: no viewfinder, terrible quality screen, zoom barely bigger than large zoom compact, AA batteries
Summary: As everyone has already said, this is a good buy compared to extra 4k that you need to shell out for a Nikon or Canon bridge camera having better zoom and shutter speed. Nice feel and Grip. Lyca lense ensuring crisp and sharper image but shake correction is very bad. You have to hold it very still to get a clear image. Low light flash photography is extremely good. The TFT screen resolution is poor and will give a false impression on quality of image clicked.