Summary: I have not used the camera a lot yet but have down loaded the manual so that I can look at what I need to when I need it! We are going on a trip to the southwest this winter and I am hoping for good luck with the Lumix. I Hope to use the panorama feature at the Grand Canyon! I purchased this model because Consumer Reports gave it a good rating. It seems simple to use and from what I have seen, the photos look great.
Summary: I love this camera. Originally I wanted one with greater magnification, but this one has allowed me to "film" Hummingbirds at a feeder, Belly dancers in a dark theater, and to take the best portrait photos of family members ever. If you have a nice big heavy SLR that you keep leaving at the hotel because it takes over your life on vacations, buy this.
Summary: Camera is fine, but they don't tell you that the camera can only take about 10 pictures. You have to buy a memory card if you want more pictures. I was very disappointed when on vacation, I could only take about 9 pictures. It was of little use. I have ordered a memory card, but I would have ordered it with the camera had I known.
Summary: Light weight and excellent photos and easy to use. Excellent wide angle lens and very compact and fast speed and pocket use. Should have come with a case, used previous Samsung case and memory card.
Summary: Gives digital photos with sharp images and well defined borders and colors. Camera is the perfect size: not too big and bulky and small enough to fit in pockets and small purses. One of the best buys for the buck!
Summary: For about $160, this is a terrific very small camera. The wide angle is about 24mm (35mm camera equivalent), very nice. I dropped mine and broke it, but immediately ordered another, because I found myself using it at least as much as my $$$ Nikon. Great 2nd camera.
Summary: I always like to carry a small camera around with me and this camera is almost perfect. I carry this camera in my pocket, but do put in in a case. Case Logic DCB-302 Compact Case for Camera - Black Since I'm a gardener I don't want to get it dirty. The reason I bought this particular camera are #1 - it's rated as a Best Buy by CC and #2 - it's lens is large enough that I can actually clean it with a lens pen.
Summary: Most pictues I take are not complicated, they are taken to remember that point in time, this camera does that and more. One of the special effects I do use is the panaramic feature. It allows me to capture a scene that a simple focus shot can not do. It, electronically, patches 3, 4, or 5 shots together into one picture and it works great. It is a good camera for the money.