Excerpt: This was my first digital camera. I didn't want the typical flat point & shoot. Was looking for something more like the film carmeras that I loved. After researching, I found this was the camera for me. Have not been disappointed. Easy to use camera & software. Pics are delightful. Battery life is pretty good - have had over 3yrs w/out replacing. Nothing negative to say about this camera.
Excerpt: This camera is a 6 megapixel, lightweight camera with a high-quality 12x Leica zoom lens. It powers up very fast, almost like a single-lens reflex. Focus and shutter response if very fast. Picture quality is good. Because of the fast focus and shutter lag time, it is great for taking sequential shots at nearly 3 frames per second. You can take photos at this speed until the memorty card is full.
Great camera for people who love to take pictures!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I've had this camera a little over a year now and I love it! It has a lot of different options for picture taking and yet is pretty easy to use. I love the pictures I've taken with it. It even stands up to a fall. On our vacation to Hawaii, I dropped the camera on a concrete sidewalk. All that happened was that it got a scratch, I didn't lose any pictures at all.Great camera!
Great camera for those who don't need top of the line
6 December 2010
Summary: My wife and I love this camera. So much so that we bought a second one (used) after our first one was damaged. I like the use of SD cards, and the availability of lens adaptors, etc. Very nice quality camera that was really great about 3 years ago. It can't compete with the newest models, but a second-hand model would be a great value.
"Awesome camera. A little too big but great photos!"
2 December 2008
Pros: Takes really great photos. Sensor size of 1/2.5 is really solid - especially for its release. Has very easy to use menus and buttons are perfect for me. I love the Aperture and Shutter, Manual settings for taking pictures with a tripod.
Cons: The lens sleeve for attaching lens protectors blocks the flash on the bottom of the photos. Just too big for me, buying a new camera that will fit in my pocket.
Summary: It has been 5 years since I have bought a digital. After WEEKS of research and ALOT of backtracking on reviews, specs etc. I narrowed my options between this and a Canon PowerShot Pro Series S3 IS. Let me begin by saying that for the price, you can not beat this camera. If you want a SUPER awesome camera that is TRUE professional quality, then you HAVE to go with a $800.00 and above SLR. THIS camer however comes pretty close.
lightwieght, simple to use and all around fun for any person.
11 June 2007
Excerpt: It is a easy camera to use. It is good for starters in digital photography. For the most part the quality is very well, it does get a bit uncrisp if zooming in but it is a quality of pictures that can be both professional and regular if you learn how to take the pictures correctly. For the most part it is great, I have had one snag and sometimes when holding down the button it takes a few seconds extra before clicking, however that is rare when it happens.
Summary: There is much to learn about this camera so this is an early review. Absolutely delighted with results - well what do you expect from Leica lenses? My early outdoor shots were rather blue, read the manual, checked the white balance and changed from tungstan to outdoors - result great. The menu is really intuitive. So if the results are off, check your settings. Only 4 stars because I need to learn more and also check reliability but for now very pleased with this camera.
Summary: Having had this camera for 2 months now, I have had a chance to take several hundred photos, including a trip to the Bahamas. It's so small and light you hardly know it's around your neck. It takes very little time to start shooting from the moment you turn it on. The plastic construction seems to be very sturdy and doesn't show fingerprints. I love the 12X zoom lens.
Summary: I have looked into Canon's IS2 series,but found the LCD screen way too small and the pivoting system for that screen a totally useless gadget. The design of the Canon camera is very inferior to this Panasonic. I like the look and feel of the Lumix FZ7. It is compact enough to carry around (fits in my smallest camera bag) Its controls are fairly simple, although I still haven't learned to use them all.