Summary: Most probably a very excellent camera (I already own and use an old Lumix compact camera, nearly perfect). But … even though I bought it from an american company, Amazon.com, it was not customized for the american market; I mean the user's manual (which was english and Pdf) speaks about the language...
Summary: The camera's instructions - the manual and camera's digital navigators and menus are in Japanese. I had to go to a Panasonic site to download instructions in English. Until I become familiar with the camera, it is frustrating to work with.
Summary: ...not the perfect one. Here's why: Pro: + Can be used quickly - delay after turning it on is minimal + 4x optical zoom + good battery life + Full HD Video (in 2D mode, 3D uses SBS, so only half the resolution) + Good weight + 12 Megapixels (2D pictures) Con: - 3D effect is okay but not great...
Not a 3D screen dispite the picture of hot air balloons coming out of the screen on the sales blurb.
Mr. R. D. Copeland, Amazon
1 June 2013
Summary: Very disappointed to find that this camera does not have a 3D display. The Fuji W3 has an auto-stereoscopic (no glasses needed) 3D display that works very well but this Panasonic doesn't so you can't preview/review the 3D image on the camera.