Summary: It has worked out well. The kit was shipped USPS, and on the day it was scheduled to be delivered, it was actually in a post office 160 miles to the south, so it was late arriving. In my work, I need the date and time (Time Stamp) to appear on the print.
Excerpt: Im blown away by the telephoto shots this puppy can make. CONTRARY to what the lens says Panasonic got back to me via email and assured me that its still using LEICA lens but renaming them. as you can see by the pictures it took.
Summary: I've had Canon sx40 and sx50. Wore out the 40 and "broke" (wore out) the back screen wire on the 50. The Lumix is quite a bit different but the longer I use it and the more I discover it's features, the more I like it.
Bought Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 digital camera from Buydig.
16 September 2015
Summary: My last camera was a Panasonic DMC-FZ18 which I used for many years. I used it for everyday use and also trips to faraway places like China and India. It never needed mechanical repair and took good pictures. Finally, a few months ago I unfortunately dropped it on a hard surface.
Summary: Camera itself was okay, but the included 'extra' lenses and filters were not acceptable. The filters didn't fit...confusing equipment. Bulky and awkward to use. Nice camera bag. We returned it all the same day that the box was opened.