Summary: Having looked at a number of options I narrowed it down to two models and must say i am thrilled with my choice. An easy to operate camera for a novice such as I, with the 60x zoom living up to expectations.
Summary: My wife had damaged her much-prized Leica, which meant that we didn't have a camera capable of long telephoto shots. (We like photographing animals and birds.) Leica have stopped marketing the V-LUX 40, apparently because it has been found to be vulnerable to accidental damage of the telephoto.)
Perfectly capable super zoom. A bargain at the current circa £200 price.
Greynerd , johnlewis.com
23 June 2015
Summary: A very useful and configurable all purpose camera. Goes from an extra wide 20mm equivalent to 1200mm. No real vices that I can find and as long as you do not imagine you are getting a large sensor camera it does very well.
Summary: Really easy to use camera with lots of tricks to take some really good shots. A little bulkier than the compact cameras I have used previously so requires a new carry case. The viewfinder is great when you can't see the LCD screen.
Summary: I bought this for my husband's birthday last month based on the positive reviews on this site and I am really happy with it. We haven't had much chance to use it yet but he is delighted with the quality and ease of use.