Summary: I've had this camera less than a year and have already outgrown it. I love the idea of it looking like a real dslr but it really do not compare. First you can only view the pics you take on the LCD screen. Second, it takes a realllllly long time for the shutter to go off. I will press the shutter button and it will take it a good 2-3 seconds to take the picture.
Summary: This camera is a joke. This camera is hard to focus close, normal and zoom. It also takes forever to snap a picture. I should have purchased from companies that make cameras and not tv's. For what I need it for it doesn't work so i have to buy another camera soon.
Summary: I bought this camera as a gift for my son. I wasn't getting grand children pictures. He wanted it for pick and shoot. He drives on country roads and gets to see much wildlife activity. I bought the faster card so the camera would write faster. I visited this weekend and used it. I can now say it's a decent camera for the price. I never used the zoom though. I was chasing a 2 yr old and a 3 yr old around. The setting was on 'sports' mode.
Summary: Basically you get what you pay for when it comes to cameras. Not meaning this is a bad camera, its not. It's a pretty decent camera for scenery and basic photos not photography quality if you need crisp and clear shots at any distance. It's very easy to use and its compact style makes it easy to handle. Zoom is great but it may take a couple times to get that clear shot. Best advice, do your research to figure out if this is the camera for you.
EXTREMELY Disappointed with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30!
2 April 2014
Summary: I've had this camera one week and no way no how does it even come close to my Lumix DMC-ZS5, my all time favorite Panasonic camera! Yes, there is a 2-3 second delay with snapping a digital image with the LZ30. That is sub par when I need to get pics of my dogs catching balls and Frisbees in mid air or any other action shot!
Summary: It was a tough decision between the Lumina and the Power Shot but I settled on the Lumina because I'm replacing my old Lumina - that's ten years old and outdated. The old camera has been on many vacations and such and I've never been known to treat my things gently. The old camera still works by the way. This camera has some amazing zoom. I can't wait to get wildlife shots this summer.