Summary: I love this camera. It is small enough to put in your pocket and great for traveling - especially since the lens is inside the camera. My friends are always telling me what great pictures this camera takes. Even though it's an older model now, I would still purchase it again today.
Pros: -Ease of switching btwn Intelligent Auto & Auto/Scene mode -Quick power on & off by sliding open the lens cover -Quick access of basic camera functions, i.e. menu, timer, flash, zoom, reviewing pictures -Amount & easy use of Scenes -Battery
Cons: -No zoom in movies -There are so many options in this pocket sized camera, that I wish it had a better zoom to make better use of all the different scene selections and other settings that you can change
fine performance in a not-so-great ergonomic package
Santoku, Mr., Amazon
5 October 2011
Summary: I bought the red version of the FP2, but it's otherwise the same as the gray one. The FP2 seems to have come out in 2010 and it's made in China. The lens cover slides down to turn the camera on and back up to turn it off again. You can also turn the camera on/off in playback mode without opening the lens cover, by using the on/off and capture/playback buttons.
Summary: Great camera to document my work. Be sure to go to Panasonic.com and download the 1.1 firmware update. It's for optimization of Light amount for INON external flash(S-2000/D-2000/Z-240. Update: the lens cover is a weak point. It stopped turning power on/off and displays 'open the lens cover' even when it's open.
Summary: First, the only thing you might find wanting is the general awkwardness of trying to grip something the size of a small deck of cards without covering the lens with a finger. You can see this on the screen and get your finger out of the picture but you have left a fingerprint on the lens. The solution (other than claiming that you intended the soft-focus effect) is to buy a handle that fits in the tripod socket.