Summary: A TERRIFIC CAMERA. THE CAMERA ARRIVED SOONER THAN EXPECTED, AND FITS IN MY POCKET UNLIKE MY DSLR, SO ITS IDEAL. AS A MARINE COMBAT PHOTOGRAPHER YEARS AGO I KNOW HOW IMPORTANT A SMALL PORTABLE CAMERA IS. THANKS AGAIN.
Summary: I had to buy a panasonic that came out last year to get a cheap pani with a true Leica lens. The cheaper ones from this year have a differant name. And I don't know if they are as good. First thing I want to say is that if you set this camera at 3 px you can optical zoom out times 9 if in normal zone. That's another reason to buy this camera (or any panasonic, for that matter).
Summary: I needed something other than my cell phone to toss in my motorcycle saddlebags that would provide high quality pictures, ease of operation and a reasonably good zoom to suck in distant objects. The Panasonic offer all of those capabilities and more. This camera was about a hundred dollars cheaper than the closest 12megapixel competitor at the time I purchased it and I did so after reading several reviews for P and S cameras.
Summary: I got this camera for replacement to my trusted Canon Sureshot 410. The pictures are just as good if not better. I miss the viewfinder on the Canon but I like the the big viewscreen on the Lumix. The buttons are small but you get use to them quickly. All in all, a very nice camera.
Summary: This product is so good...I had the last version of this camara and I decided to bought the new version because I know is an awesome product... you don't need to buy batteries... you only need to charger the battery of the camara.