Best compact with a optical view finder for the price
Mr C, Amazon
23 December 2014
Summary: My priority was a compact camera that would fit in my pocket, had a optical view finder with good coverage (I hate using the LCD display and the resulting lag) and optional manual controls. I shoot mostly using natural light. Wanted to camera with manual controls to carry around all the times.
Summary: Great 'pocket' camera. . . lots of features. Especially appreciate having the viewfinder for sunny conditions and the larger than usual 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)◄ vs ►1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) Lumix LF1.
The single worst thing about the design of this camera is the ...
David Ballantyne, Amazon
31 October 2014
Summary: The single worst thing about the design of this camera is the location of the on/off button which is right next to the shutter button. How many times have I framed a shot then inadvertently switched the camera off? Shoot the ergonomics department! Picture quality is fantastic.
Great Camera but worthless if you can't charge it.
Joseph Dayan, Amazon
17 October 2014
Summary: Liked the camera very much but was disappointed that it was bundled with a critical accessory such as the charger that was not an authentic Panasonic part. The charger was defective. Others have had this same problem. This practice smacks of deception.
Summary: I'm not a professional photographer. I own a DSLR but rarely take it anywhere because it is so big and heavy. I wanted a small, lightweight, point and shoot camera that is easy to use and takes good pictures. This one fits the bill.
This is an excellent compact camera at a bargain price
Barry A. Hudson "Bari", Amazon
18 August 2014
Summary: This is an excellent compact camera at a bargain price. The comments about the viewfinder may be a reflection of operator error. If you are familiar with old 35mm rangefinder cameras or new cameras like the Canon G-15, then you know and welcome a small viewfinder.
Summary: I own a Nikon D300 which I love but it was too big to drag along with my lenses on a trip to Poland. After a lot of research and reading reviews on small cameras, I bought this camera which was in my price range. I took about 900 photos and I have to say that this camera packs a punch for it's size.
Summary: This is a lovely little camera and I do mean little. Amazing IQ for such a small camera. It's a joy to use if the focal length suits your needs. The only problem I noticed was a big tendency to flare in sunlight.. You need to be careful where you point this camera. Very nice macro feature.