Summary: I bought the Panasonic DMC-FP3 for travel and general use. I wanted decent photos under varying conditions, nothing professional or fussy, and easy to use and carry. I wrote a glowing review when I first got it. I've now used it for two years, and I don't like it. It doesn't take very crisp or vibrant photos, and I'm told it's probably the poor lens. The touch screen commands and menus are cumbersome to navigate even when they make sense, which is seldom.
Summary: I used this camera for a while before reviewing to make sure that my review was valid. This camera captures good quality videos and pictures and has good audio also. Unfortunately there are way too many complex features to operate in retrieving pictures, storing or even selecting the appropriate screen to use. This makes it difficult to review pictures you just captured and sometimes a screen you do not wish to use may just appear.
Summary: Cons: Image quality is not so good and the indoor IQ is a disaster... Low light and High ISO produces terrible noises. Even ISO 400 looks blur. In addition, the white balance is not accurate and don't trust what you see on the LCD screen. Pros: Nice design and perfect size. Lovely HD video recording function. Easy to use. Touch screen is acceptably responsive. This one doesn't match the reputation of Lumix.
Summary: Great looking camera, small and sleek. But I was so dissapointed with the pictures that had to return it. Indoors pictures, forget about it, blurry, fuzzy and weird colors, outdoor pictures ok, as long and they they are taken while on daylight. As much as I loved it looks I returned it and got a Sony, and what a difference.!!!
Summary: I feel like I bought a different camera than most of these reviews talk about - because this one really sucks! After reading all the great reviews I bought this and was totally disappointed. I passed on the Nikon FinePix because it didn't have an HD Video mode which this does. Took dozens of test stills and videos and was amazed at the beautiful clear HD videos it takes. And flabergasted at how consistently BAD the still photos are - no matter the settings.
Summary: I have owned this camera for about 6 months now. The only reason we got it was because it was on sale, and honestly, I wish we would have waited and done more research. Here's why: 1) The biggest annoyance is that the lack of options to manually configure the camera the way you want it.