Summary: I LOVED this camera, everything about it, until it jammed for no apparent reason after having it just over a year. I've seen other users with the same problem on this website so I guess I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. But, do I buy another Panasonic, do I upgrade to the FZ8, don't know whether I trust them or not which is a shame because as I mentioned it is great - easy to learn & use, takes reliable pictures etc.
Summary: Overall this product has been so-so at best. For the money I was expecting a lot more. A much cheaper point and shoot camera would have been better. The image stabilizer doesn't work well. Anything past 4x seems like you should have a tripod. Many shots come out blurry. I always had to take a few shots with the flash and with out to see which would turn out best. I could probably keep an average of 1 out of 4 shots taken.
Summary: I agree with Jimmy. This is my second DMC-FZ5 since I returned the first one after Panasonic told me the stablizer wasn't working. Well I guess it doesn't work on this one either. I had a 4 mp Kodak for 3 years and was very happy with it until I dropped it and it was beyond repair. I have done every thing in my power to like this camera. When I went back to Circuit City to get the new one, I took it right out of the box to take pictures in the store.
Summary: So far 50% of my picutes with this have been blurry. 75% of my indoor pics are blurry. I got this to replace my Cannon s110 elph (took great outdoor pics but terrible indoor) and for the digital zoom but wish i had spent 200$ less and gotten the cannon with the 10X optical zoom instead. I think panasonic has a team of employess paid to write good reviews for its products. Just try to find bad reviews for any panasonic projects - u cant!.
Excerpt: Ho avuto questa fotocamera per circa una settimana prima di rimandarla al negozio perchè ne sono rimasto veramente deluso. La prima cosa da dire è che non è assolutamente una prosumer né tantomeno una reflex digitale, stiamo parlando di una compatta ultrazoom. Aspetti positivi: - ottica molto versatile, avere un'escursione focale da 36 a 432mm in dimensioni così compatte può essere molto comodo - ottima qualità delle foto all'aperto in buone ...
Pros: ottica versatile, ottima per foto in esterni
Cons: tanto rumore elettronico, poco grandangolo, autofocus non sempre preciso
Summary: Debo confesar que me precipité al dar mi opinión sobre la FZ5 . Hoy he ido a un bautizo y me la he llevado para ver que tal se comportaba dentro la Iglesia y EN el restaurante. De todas formas y por si acaso, tambien he cogido la FX7 y debo confesar que la FZ5 se ha comportado de maravilla tanto en la iglesia como en el restaurante y ha sacado fotos estupendas en todos los sentidos.