Summary: I have a not quite 2 yr old Lumix DMC-SZ5 with a Panasonic lens. I loved it UNTIL I developed spots on my photos, which apparently are from dust inside . Researching, I found Panasonic seems to have a problem with this but they will do nothing for me. I can have it cleaned here for $75-$100 but I think I'll just get a new camera. Maybe go back to Canon. If I get it cleaned they tell me I would need to wipe it every time I zoom in/out or it'll happen again. Ridiculous!
Summary: The only reason this review has one star is because Amazon does not allow no stars!! The camera as a camera, taking pictures and video is awesome, however Panasonic should be ashamed to have included such perfectly awful software. The software appears to have been written by a brain dead high school computer science student. The software will NOT run on Windows 7 64bit Ultimate, PHOTOfunStudio 8.4 SE is definitely NOT fun!!!
Summary: So far it has fulfilled my expectations, the panorama shot, night scene, and taking backlit photos works. The controls are easy to follow. it is small, but capable , very good price and the I received it on time.
Summary: I just received this camera few hours back and loving its picture quality. It has excellent zoom, I took some snapshots of sky and indoors and came out fantastic. Setting up wifi was a breeze, very easy.
Summary: I do like the wi-fi features and powerful zoom, but the pictures aren't great. Low-light performance is pretty bad and the colors aren't terribly rich. For the money, it's a good purchase. For another $30-40, you can get a much better camera.
Summary: Picture quality is definitely good enough for my use. The worse is the Wi-Fi. My set up process was actually pretty smooth, unlike other reviewers. But whenever I connect the camera to my phone or my computer, after a few minutes the camera always completely freezes. I cannot even turn it off. I had to take out the battery... This is not what I expected at all. Better off buying the SZ1.
Summary: I ordered this gift at the last minute as an addition to my daughter's graduation gifts and I am so very happy with the purchase and timely delivery. She took it on a trip to Greece and absolutely loved the quality of the pictures!