Summary: It was at first an OK camera for the price, BUT the screen cracked spontaneously after less than 6 weeks of light use, and neither the seller nor Panasonic would repair, replace or refund it. I searched on line, and found picture after picture of similar cracks on various lower end Lumix cameras, typically starting from the lower half of the right edge of the screen.
Summary: This is my 3rd camera in the last 6 years and by far this is the worst experience. The focus is not reliable. The usage is not intuitive. The redeye reduction barely works. The eyes in the picture look glazed.
I used this for my daughter's fifth birthday and I luckly also had a Cannon video camera taking shots. If I just relied on this camera, it would have been a disaster!