Summary: First, I am not new to digital cameras. Over the years I have had several digital pocket cameras from several camera makers. I am always looking for a better camera. I worked my way up to a high end DSLR but found that I missed having a compact carry it around camera.
Summary: 16 times optical zoom combined with 14MP and a 24mm equiv wide angle makes this the most flexible camera I've ever owned. The touch screen is nice, but not necessary, and trying to use the camera on manual is overly complicated.
Summary: This camera is ahead of its time and all others are playing catch up. Rugged quick set up and many options to shoot from. I wish it had internet capabilities but the new products do have that feature.
Leica Lens and Features Galore ...You cant go Wrong!
30 November 2013
Summary: Best Point and Shoot I have Owned...Have even dropped it into a Mountain Stream and with Time and Patience it dried out again and Works...come to think of it I have dropped it a few times ...best to buy a waterproof casing for it though!!
Summary: Well, after only 8 months using the camera, I finally got dust over de CCD. What are doing the people of Panasonic, playing with us? Fixed the problem!! Don't waste your money with this camera.
Summary: I purchased the camera as a replacement to a very old Lumix (FZ5). I got a great price through Amazon Warehouse and am really happy with the camera. Its tiny, has a great zoom and takes very good photos for the price I paid.