Summary: For what this camera is, a point and shoot, it's very good. I bought it probably about 3 years ago now at Big Lots for very cheap mostly for ebay. It has held up very well, and recently just discovered it does more than I knew about in the past, which just gave it more cool points. Namely, a 60 second minimum shutter speed option. This is not listed in most reviews of this camera, and like I said before, I never knew it had it until recently.
Summary: I got this digital cam for my niece as a present long time ago. I loved the color and the features it has. For the price is an EXCELLENT choice for anyone (female) to have. She is studying for Chef so she needed to take pictures of her food presentations and also for her own personal use. She was very pleased to have it and enjoys taking pictures and uploading them in her computer! I can recommend this camera as my niece still has it and has had no problems with it.
Summary: After quite a bit of research, I purchased this camera for my wife for Mother's Day. Since I've waited five months to write this review, I can say that this camera has been used almost daily. It's small enough where it's always in her purse, ready for pictures whenever our 4 year old daughter is up to something worth capturing. She's used it indoors, outdoors, in darkness, at the beach, in bright sunlight, and photographing fireworks.
Summary: I was looking for a cheap point and shoot for taking pics for Ebay. I'm a camera noob and wanted a camera that could do what a point and shoot should. I wanted to take it out of the box and snap pics. I started witha Sony DSC S700. I was extremely dissapointed. That camera has no image stabilizer. Unless you have surgeons hands, don't bother. This Panasonic does have an image stabilizer. The quality of pics it takes beats the Sony's hands down.
Summary: Used for about 16 months as a compact 2nd camera. Took about 1000 pics altogether. Although I treated camera w/ respect, the auto focus stopped working any time the optical zoom setting is anything less than 50% of range (most shots). Pics come out very blury. I dont know if this is a common or unusual failure mode for this camera. The video mode never worked very well - colors were way off and NO SOUND.