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.
Summary: The two main reasons I purchased this camera is because of its zoom capabilities, and that the lens doesn't jut out of the camera when you turn it on like most models (this is the part that always seems to break). You slide the lens cover down and you're good to go. No moving parts. Images are sharp -- even with digital zoom. Though they tend to be a little grainy in low light without flash. Battery life is excellent.
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: So far I like it, but need more experience with ie..photos are sharp and the completely auto feature is very good except in low light conditions where I see the camera shake warning and have to go to a more manual mode...but as I said I need more time with it.
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: So I was looking for a small basic, point and shoot to accompany my Nikon SLR when I didn't need to lug it around. I ordered 3 cameras from Amazon. This panasonic model, canon sd1300, casio exilim ex-h5. I sent the other two back and kept this one. And it was the cheapest of all three!. I chose these three based off online reviews and consumer reports. I was very dissapointed with the canon. It was the worst of all three.
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.