Summary: Sometimes I purchase items and don't use them immediately. I purchased this Panasonic Lumin DMC-FH1 12.1 MP Digital Camera in March of 2011 and didn't use for a year and a half. I used it a total of 6 times, after first using it. Recently, I was on vacation and it was working great in the short period of time I actually used it. Then the automatic lens failed to close and an error message appeared on picture surface.
Summary: I like this camera, it's easy but there is a real delay between pushing the shutter to take the picture and the actual shot. I also think that the pressure to activate the shutter is too much, so if you're not aware, you can get a blurred phto. I have taken some great shots with this camera, though and continue to use it. A good starter camera.
Summary: I liked this camera so much and the price was right, I bought a second one for my parents. It's pretty darn nice for a point and shoot. Lumix makes good cameras. I did take some creative artsy photos that came out wonderfully. As for every day picture captures, it's not AMAZING but it does the job and the shots are clear and it's easy to use.
Summary: Very simple and easy to use, perfect for travel and general picture taking, many good options for the money. Checked big box stores prices were cheaper but not the same model, you get what you pay for.
Excerpt: I've just bought this camera 1 week ago. I'm in love to the look of the camera, and its the only one reachable to my budget. The camera works really fast, fast focusing, and minimum shutter lag, honestly I'm very satisfied to its speed. The camera works good in low light as I ever experienced with the other brand. It takes the light very good on wide angle. but when it comes to tele zoom, the whole things going differently.