Summary: Ok so I have to admit, I use this camera all the time because it fits in my pocket. My other camera is a Kodak with only 10mp, and if it was small like the Panasonic I would use that one. The problem is A: the optical zoom sucks, B: the video looks great, but the sound is flat and you can't zoom while shooting video, and C: a big issue for me is not having an actual viewfinder to look through.
Summary: This is the 4th time I am buying the same camera, tells something. First one I purchased from Tokyo, Japan when it first came out. I broke it when I forgot the camera on the rear bumper of my SUV and slammed the gate on it. I dropped the second one in San Francisco Bay when I was taking pictures while sailing. My fiance dropped the third one on concrete at least half a dozen times and it kept working relentlessly.
Summary: Only after we decided that we need a back-up camera for FX100 did we realized how good this camera is. We bought the latest Canon touch screen recently as a primary camera (now it is a backup one). Lumix is fast (have no idea what one of the reviewer was saying about this camera being slow), has very good low-light performance.
Pros: - has great anti-shake feature - your pictures NEVER blur!! (I have tried Sony & Canon before, and no other camera lived up to its anti-shake promise!) - never goes out of focus - Great night & outdoor pictures - Very good picture quality
Cons: - a little heavier than other cameras (but that doesnt matter at all to me, because its so awesome with its other features)
Summary: After my son was born, I was in the market for a new digital camera. I wanted to catch him as he grew up. I read up on many reviews and this seemed to be the camera everyone was raving about at the time. My last digital was a Kodak, which took nice pictures, I just wanted something new. Although this camera looks nice, I am so disappointed with the pictures. Every inside photo I take comes out grainy.
Summary: Bought as an upgrade from the LUMIX DMC-FX07. Does a better job controlling noise than this earlier model. Resolution somewhat better also. On the downside, this newer model is slightly larger and has more scene options than one would really ever need to use.
Summary: I've taught photography and owned some of the finest cameras in the world, including medium format and DSLRs. The lens quality and image quality on this camera made my jaw drop. Pin sharp 12x18 scenics. You can count the leaves on the trees in the distance. In the CORNERS of the frame. Handles nice and fast. I've taken close ups where you can count the hairs on a spider. Panasonic has THE best image stabilization.