Summary: This camera is great! I love that it's compact but still has a big lens camera feel. It fits nicely in my purse, and the picture quality is really good. I don't really know much about photography or cameras so this is an easy to use camera for me.
Over 3 years now, and still works like it did out of the box.
Canis Majoris, Amazon
18 December 2008
Summary: I have owned this camera for 3 years now. I have used it wherever I have went to capture pictures. Although it is not as sharp and clear as an SLR, it does everything I've wanted it to with exceptional quality.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix FZ5K (K for black, S for silver) is came out on February 2005. In tech terms, it's a little old but still a great camera and an even a better value. It has dummy-proof modes that allow newcomers to digita photography to focus on the composition and is advanced enough for all but...
Summary: So far this camera is great, everything it said it would be. I am still learning all it can do. I would recommend it to anyone! I am only holding the fifth star to see how it lasts in the long run.
Summary: Great camera, zoom and OIS. Manual not great at all. With good lighting indoors using the party mode able to take relatively low noise pictures without flash. Printed out a 48X(optical + digital) zoom picture and was quite clear.
Summary: Nice image quality, great zoom, lots of features. But some nits to pick: - The "simple" mode produces pretty poor pictures, with no flash and no image stabilization (that I can see) - User manual is barely comprehensible -- poor content, poorly edited English - Support (updated drivers, software,...
Summary: I purchased this camera and took some amazing still photos with it. Images were crisp and clean with very vivid colours, and the interface was easy to use. This camera has a powerful flash and the 12x optical zoom plus image stabilization are both very effective.
Summary: I've had this camera for about 3 mos. now. Several of the good things you've probably already heard about it are absolutely true; it is light for an ultra-zoom, the image stabilization makes hand-held low-light or long zoom shots possible, the optics are excellent, it's got a full range of options,...
Summary: I bought this camera after quite some research and I have had great time with this camera for a few months now. Image stablization and the big zoom have probably doubled the "good" pictures I can get from each trip.