Summary: I wanted to get something between a PnS and a DSLR and this camera was ideal. Didn't want to spend heaps and buy a DSLR when I didn't know how to use most of the features, so this was meant to be a transition camera for me. Main requirements for me were - good zoom, HD recording, RAW support, panorama support and at least 10MP. Main contenders were Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 and Canon Powershot SX20 in terms of the specs, but SX20 uses AA batteries, so that was out.
Excerpt: I bought this camera last month. I was skeptical about superzooms, but I needed one to photograph my 5year-old twins while playing and running without being noticed. The Panny is fantastic: responsive, pics full of detail, no barrel distortion at wide angle, no purple fringing,good HD movies, long battery life. OK, at higher ISO (800 and above) not as good as my old FujiF31, but you can't expect miracles from a sensor so tiny.
Summary: This review is from: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 12.1MP Digital Camera with 18x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Electronics) Hi, I'm not going to spend my time giving my viewpoints on the attributes of this camera, there are already hundreds that reflect my own (4-5 stars).
Summary: Over a decade ago I envisioned the day when still photography and video photography would merge into a single, tapeless camera. It would have the form-factor of a camera, rather than being built around the media it formerly needed to accommodate. And it would have fine optics in front.
Summary: I bought this camera for my trip to Vietnam. I was going to Asia first time and I wanted to be able to take better pic than regular digital camera. I bought Lumix because I read a lot of good reviews and now I know why- because it is a very good, easy to use camera AND IT TAKES AMAZING PHOTOS. It came out to be great purchase for this price!
Summary: I dont know where to begin with this camera, it has so many features found in higher end models and brands! The auto mode is one of the best I have ever seen in a point and shoot and it really works well. Not to mention the tons of different modes it also has and the ability to go into advanced modes and settings for more control. This is a great camera for someone just starting out in photography!
Summary: FZ35 is an upgrade for me from a FZ8. There is not really much to compare between the two. The FZ35 is packed with probably twice as many useful features and it takes at least two times better pictures...especially when it comes to noise (FZ8 is really bad at that aspect). I own this camera second day now and I took some sample shots, night shots, macro etc...and I was amazed.
Summary: Being used to lugging around 20 lbs. + with my DSLR kit, I am very happy to carry a camera around with a mere fraction of the weight, but with a lot of the features I need. I like to carry a camera with me all the time as part of my job with the newspaper. The Panasonic still gives me high enough quality for most shots, without the massive backback. The zoom works well and it does very well for interior shots with out a flash (less disruptions).
Summary: I am close to a total amateur but have been trying out cameras over the last several months. I returned them all until this one. This camera has everything I have been looking for short of a DSL. My kids play sports and the burst mode is amazingly fast. I am able to capture everything so quickly it's almost like watching a movie in playback. I was even able to get individual shots of my kids on a roller coaster as it sped by.