Its okay, nothing special to it, It takes decent pics
3 September 2013
Summary: This is an okay camera, consider it being an older model, old firmware has nothing special to offer. Uses AA batteries so enjoy spending money on that. Over all It does take pictures and that's all I expected from it ._.
Summary: I am delighted to say that my new Lumix has produced some delightful close-ups of my garden flowers. It is reassuring comfortable to hold, even with my surgery-impaired fingers. But I was disappointed ti discover that in bright sunlight it is extremely difficult to make out the image on the large screen. So far I have only used the iA mode and I have not yet taken any landscapes or portraits.
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.
Good value, well featured camera, with a few design flaws
10 January 2013
Summary: I bought this camera at the last minute before going on holiday and thanks to Amazon's rapid dispatch was able to play with it for a couple of days before using it intensively for a week. It mostly lived up to expectations, although there a few little irrtations that you need to get used to or work around.