Summary: I've been using this camera for almost a year and it has performed flawlessly. I'm not a photo expert so this rating comes from an average user. The clarity is wonderful. The camera is quite easy and intuitive to use. Looks and feels well built. The zoom is great. I'm totally satisfied.
Summary: I am not going to go into an in-depth review as that has been done here at Amazon and at DPReview dot com. Settings/Menu navigation is average. Focus and shutter response are pretty quick. Strong feature set, esp.
Summary: I bought this camera as an update of my former DMC-ZS3. For $120 I was unable to resist the change. I carry my ZS9 in a pouch on my belt 24-7. The image you want to record is everywhere, you don't know when or where, and this little (not the smallest) camera with all what it gives you cannot...
Summary: I don't know how many cameras I looked at before buying this but to make a long story short, dollar for dollar, this was the best for the money. It's been years since I used my Nikon 35mm for anything, not that it isn't a great camera, I'm just a really crummy photographer.
My third camera in this series, and the best so far
8 July 2012
Summary: I first saw one of these small Panasonic Lumix point-and-shoot digicams, on vacation in 2007. Our professional tour guide owned it, along with a larger "bridge" superzoom Panasonic camera. He took some fabulous photographs with those cameras.
Panasonic hits a home run (& then captures the image)!
4 June 2012
Summary: This unit replaced a Kodak 12 Mp unit. The picture is MUCH better and it's NOT a result of 2 MP more resolution. The electronics are FAST to respond and intelligent to the context of your images. And the battery life is absolutely stunning! My last camera ATE batteries.
Summary: With the zoom, all the features and the picture quality in situations that could be considered poor for photography I am more than happy with this product! I got it as a birthday present and from that day forward it has taken great pictures no matter the lighting, movement or angle of my shot.
Summary: I purchased this camera because I am in commercial real estate and need a workhorse that is easy to use. I use the autofocus, and it takes great pictures both inside and out - very rarely do I need to do any adjusting to the photos.
Summary: I bought this from Amazon for $129.99 and it the best camera I have ever owned and that includes units up into the $700. range. I recently went to the Middle East and wanted something small and easy to carry. I wasn't looking for the best resolution but just something to get the sites with.
Summary: I've read some of the other reviews here and I cannot imagine anyone not being happy with the performance of this camera. Any negative feedback must be from people who got the very odd bad one, or they simply don't know how to take a picture. This has amazing low light performance, even at distance.