Summary: I LOVE my new Panasonic Camera. I have been looking for a small camera that will fit in my pocket yet take great pictures and after a lot of research I found it! I highly recommend this camera. One of my biggest pet-peeves with most cameras is the slow shutter speed. I know that to get perfectly fast shutter speed you really need to invest in a professional camera but I have to say this Panasonic has great shutter speed!
Summary: Pros: - small camera that fits easily into a pocket. A true go anywhere camera - love the intelligent auto mode. Don't even have to tell it I want to shoot in macro mode, it figures it out and switches automatically. Same with portraits. - Very good quality images for a 16MP point and shoot even at full size magnification. Cons: - as other have noted the battery could last longer. It's a 600MaH battery and an extra one from Panasonic is $30-$50.
Summary: This camera is very easy to use. It takes great pictures and is small enough to keep in your pocket. It is my understanding that it has a zeiss lens. Everything works well and is convenient. I like the switch instead of a button to turn the camera on. It is easier to find when you pull it out to snap a picture. Very happy so far.
Summary: I bought this camera in large part because of the Leica lens. I've used it on a dozen occassions and the picture quality is superb - razor sharp clarity and snappy contrast. I was a photojournalist many years ago, a dinasaur wedded to multiple cameras and lenses, and a variety of films, filters, exposure and color temperature meters. This is my first venture into the digital camera market after a long hiatus.
Summary: I wanted to purchase a lightweight easy to use point and shoot. I found that not only was this camera perfect in weight and size BUT the image quality is amazing. The flash isnt overbearing, the image stablizization feature works wonders, and the zoom distance is incredible. My pictures have been clear and crisp with little need for editing. I highly recommend this camera to anyone looking for quality, quickness, and easy usage!
Edward Hughes "E. N. Hughes, M.D., Ph. D.", Amazon
25 July 2011
Summary: Great little camera. With the sports mode, I took an action shot of the Cincinnati Reds pitching ace Chapman throwing a strike. My seats are 22 rows up behind 3rd base. The photo could have been used in Sports Illustrated! Wow ! What a camera. And it fits in my pocket.
Summary: Firstly, let me say this is a great little camera for the money. Photos are sharp, macro photos are nice. Outdoor photos are incredible, provided you have enough light. Takes about 250 photos a charge as advertised, however videos will eat the battery almost twice as much. The camera can take 720p videos, fine with that. Heres the catch, the camera cannot zoom when you're taking videos, no optical, no digital.
Summary: I bought this camera about two weeks ago to have a pocket size camera that takes good pictures. Granted it isn't a SLR, but that isn't what I wanted. It takes very sharp, clean, crisp photos and much faster than a more expensive camera that I own. I'm very pleased with the quality for the price and would recommend it to anyone wanting a point and shoot without all the BIG bells and whistles.