Summary: Great hand-held size, super cute, easy to use, shoots fast, and easy to get to know. Most of the pictures have turned out great, with good true color, however, some images have turned out slightly off - not super sharp and crisp. I'm still playing around with learning the features, so am hoping to figure out how to ameliorate this. For the most part I'm happy with it since it wasn't expensive and it's easy to pull out of a pocket and take a picture.
Summary: I love this one so much that now, a year after I bought my first and it was just snatched from me, I've ordered another one as a replacement. I've taken a look at the newer stuff, and I'm sold that this one is still the best. Super fast to start up and I am able to capture tons of pictures that I would have missed with other cameras, and that's what this is all about -- happy snappies. Also like the 4+x optical zoom.
Summary: I just can't say enough about this camera. I really love everything about it. I looked around for quite a bit comparing cameras before settling on this and I'm so glad I did. Aside from all the spectacular settings on this, the Auto setting is amazing. It is constantly sensing where you are and what type of light is there. All my photos are so sharp and clean, better than I ever would have expected.
Summary: Within the past few months I purchased 3 compact cameras in the 12+ megapixel range with 5X zoom or more. They were this Lumix, because I love my old FX30, Sony WSC-370 be cause I love my a10 DSLR, and Nikon S70, because I love my P80. Wanted to see who has the best compact when it wasn't appropriate to lug around the above named larger models. At first, I though this was clearly the worst. First couple of tries the pictures were unremarkable, which surprised me.
Summary: I was a Sony user before this camera but after I dropped my Sony I wanted to give a chance to this one because it was more cheaper with good reviews and specifications. I can honestly say that I'm happy that my old camera was broken, it was so slow comparing to this one and image quality wasn't better than this one. This thing can focus so quickly and you dont miss any shots. It's just the way I like, kids don't like to wait while you picture them.
Summary: So far I have really liked this camera. I will saw that the camera lens is in a weird spot and I have found many pictures with my finger in it. It may take me a while to change how I hold the camera. Also, switching from picture to video is a few extra steps more than I like. My other cameras I could toggle a switch to change from camera to video. On this camera I have to go into a menu to switch that over. It is not a major deal.
Summary: Here are the strong points of this camera: - Very small, about the size of a pack of cards with half the thickness - Very speedy startup - Very little shutter lag - Good quality photos (amazing, considering it's a small folded lens) - Inexpensive Weak points: - The anchor for the wrist strap is unusually large and slightly obtrusive. - Video quality is good - No cover for the lens, but you can probably work around it.
Summary: I have only just begun to use this camera so I don't have lots of info yet, but I already love it . the size of the camera is awsome for travelling. It is very compact and fits in a belt hip holder for easy retrieval. batteries are proprietary, so I would reccomend having a spare to continue long shoots while on the go, as this tends to be my only drawback when using this type of battery.