Summary: We were completely surprised we got so much bang for the buck. At first I was very sceptical and was about to return the camera because it is true that when you review the photos on the camera's display, that it's like looking through a smoke screen as one reviewer said. But be assured that when you download your photos onto your computer, the photos turn out very nice.
Loved canon pics, but lenses break...this is a good option so far
Tony Pearson, Amazon
4 July 2011
Summary: We loved the canon powershots until we had a lens failure...then read just how common that is. The panasonic lens is protected and a friend recommended their cameras. So far so good. It's a little less user friendly to get a great shot than the canon, but you can get great shots, you just need to navigate the settings a little. Frankly it's not difficult, just more difficult than the canon we'd become accustomed to. I like this camera a lot...it had butter not break!
Summary: Very happy with this camera. Very handy and small enough for the shirt pocket. Easy menu, but takes time to go from normal scenery pictures to where the double flash is for red eye reduction on people's faces. (Not too much of a problem after getting used to it.) Really like the idea of a sliding lens cover that is also the on-off switch. All-in-all, I'm pleased with my purchase.
Summary: I purchased this as a gift for my mother, who is pretty technologically... well, dumb. She, however, was very excited when she opened it and quickly learned to use it with ease. She now loves to take photos, upload them to her computer, and emails them to me often. My father, who has nerve damage and shakes uncontrollably, can also take clear, beautiful shots because of the awesome image stabilization.
Summary: Hello All, I bought this about 3 months back. So far I have clicked around 500 pics with it. The camera is really light, has a good battery life and is very easy to use. The optical zoom is quite good. On the negative side... Sometimes the pictures clicked during night-time do not have bright colors. All in all... Gr8 product for a gr8 price and good for people who dont wanna do professional photography.
Summary: I like the camera and purchased for a gift. The price was great at $79.99 but I noticed when I went to purchase another for myself the price jumped up by $20 I would wait till it drops down again for the best deal. An older camera should go down not up since now many cameras, including this ones twin, are up to over 14 MP.
Summary: A friend purchased this camera so I am only doing a cursory review. The camera looked nice and compact. Feature wise it compares with more expensive models. This particular model is made by a subsidiary of Panasonic using Panny/Leica glass. For everyday users who want to capture quick photos this will do the trick.
Summary: Fantastic camera for MOST applications. With many advanced features including it's 4X zoom and 12MP, this perfect pocket camera will make short work of 85% of the tasks you put to it. Unfortunately, even with the stabilizer and burst mode, action photography is best left to more advances DSLR's. But for a hundred bucks, you can't go wrong!
Summary: I am completely impressed with this little camera. My canon powershot broke recently, and I needed to replace it but didn't have a lot of money. The settings and extras on this camera are great given the relatively small price. Shoots good (not great) video. The white balance in the pictures can be a little wonky, so you do have to play around and find what setting works best for you. (Having kids, the sports mode helps a great deal).