Summary: This camera is a little useful friend. You can carry it on your pocket, ready to shoot at your convenience. It takes impressive pictures and the battery last for almost a full day of constant usage.
Summary: I bought this camera to take on a trip. We were going sailing in the Virgin Islands on a small catamaran and space was limited. I didn't want to take my much bigger and more expensive camera equipment. This camera worked nicely and was very convenient to carry around. It's two biggest drawbacks were that it was sometimes very slow to focus and there is no raw mode available. The jpeg files have a limited dynamic range which is fairly normal for a camera of this type.
Summary: When I dropped my 2 year old FS15 for the second time I was heartbroken that it was indeed broken. Panasonic doesn't make them anymore. This fantastic little camera has a Leica lens, 12.1 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, image stabilization and I carried it everywhere I went. After a long search, I found a refurbished (by Panasonic) one on Amazon. I received it promptly with all of the accessories and it works beautifully. Why do companies stop making wonderful things?
gives Focus problem it freezes and can't take pictures
Garcia G, Amazon
2 March 2011
Summary: I both a camera panasonic lumix and in a few months later it gives me a focus problem with a message that I need to turn off the camera and back on. under warranty I contact the service center. I sent to repair and they sent me a refurbished model I went vacation few months later and the camera one more time gives me the same focus problem.
Summary: Very compact, easy to use and takes great pictures. We had bought one new, that I dropped and broke the display. Bought a new LCD on ebay, but damaged the backlight. Bought a used, as-is camera, for its backlight. Repaired #1, #2 had issues, so I bought #3- this one- that just needed a charger- that came from #2. Got a great deal and it works great! Wish me luck with #4!
Summary: THIS CAMERA, AS WITH ALL OF PANASONICS PRODUCTS, HAS A SUPER SENSOR. ALSO FOR THOSE THAT WANT TO POINT AND SHOOT, IT DOES THE THINKING FOR YOU. YOU WILL FIND THAT FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON AND TOURIST, THIS IS MUCH EASIER TO CARRY AROUND THAN A SLR. ONE CAN BE MORE CANDID. BIG CAMERAS FRIGHTEN PEOPLE THEREFORE IT IS HARD TO GET A CANDID SHOT. IF YOU WANT ALL THE SETTINGS OF AN SLR, PANASONIC HAS MOST OF THOSE.
Summary: I bought this camera because it is portable and I can carry it at all times with me. I use it to always have the ability to take pictures of stuff I want to remember. I've been using it for 8 months now. Pros: -Fits easily in my pocket -Has a very decent battery life -Has a definitely good enough picture resolution for me Cons: -I had to return it because it got dust in the sensor (you could see dust in the pictures).