Summary: I know this camera is out of production, but I just had to write about it anyway. I have had this little workhorse for more than 4 years and it is still taking pictures after repeated drops from various heights. I have taken over 20,000 pictures+ and they are just fine. I have never had an issue with the picture quality. I almost exclusively shoot it at 3mp.
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.
Summary: It powers up fast. Takes quick shots. The light settings are good. Picture quality is awesome! The HD Video is GREAT! The ONLY downside is that you can zoom while doing video, but thats common on point and shoot HD video.