Excerpt: Hi, Considering that the S110 dates back to Sept. 2012, and this camera has a viewfinder, which the former doesn't (and the price right now is excellent), I figured this should be a good idea as an upgrade. Both, the DMC-LF1 and the S110 are practically the same size and weight. In essence, the Lumix is a good camera, but I expected the image quality to beat my S110, since the sensor is the same size but about 2 years newer.
Pros: Easy To Use, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact, Viewfinder, Viewfinder Yay
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. Brand loyalty purchase. Previously had a lower res Lumix.
Excerpt: To start, let me begin by stating that my normal 'do-all' cameras are typically along the lines of a pro-sumer DSLR with a set of primes and a couple of good-quality zooms. I have also owned a Canon S3is for about seven years now. Whenever I couldn't take the DSLR along, I reached for the S3is. It's important to note that I used the 100k dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) on the S3is as much as the optical viewfinder on my DSLR and with very good results.
Pros: Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I am very pleased with the camera. It takes very clear pictures, which is what I was looking for. The stabilization works well. It has a lot of options to manually adjust the settings. I still need to learn more about these features but it is going to require reading the guide that came on an accompanying CD. The only thing that I have had problems with is the WI-FI connection. I cannot get the program on my phone to recognize the camera.
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. This viewfinder is better than all of them, is accurate and filled with additional information.
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. I did not have much time to acquaint myself with the camera before I left for my trip, so I shot in the automatic mode the entire time but still got some beautiful photos.
Summary: It's better than the average point and shoot camera but more expensive too. You generally get what you pay for. The sensor is bigger and the optics better than the average point and shoot so you can control depth of field better. It's not as good as a full sized SLR as far as depth of field control goes but it's definitely better than an average point and shoot. The image quality is also much better.
Summary: It's a great little camera and takes beautiful pics. I gave it a 4 because the on-off button is in a strange location and makes it too easy to turn the camera off when you think you are snapping the photo. After 600-700 pictures I'm starting to get it, but it's annoying.