Summary: When this camera came out it had a good number of features at around $100 price point. The resolution was high enough for the time and it had image stabilization. This was a present for my mother, and she liked it initially. While the image quality was not great, over time two issues stood out.
Summary: When my Canon A710is died, I needed a point-and-shoot that would fit a pocket better, offer similar zoom range, and good battery life... and I needed it quickly. I did some quick research, and had settled on another camera, but came across a deal I couldn't pass up on Amazon.
Summary: I bought the LZ8K as a little spare cam to toss in my motorcycle's saddlebags when I'm off on a ride. On the plus side, it's small, easy to operate, the lens is very sharp, and battery life (I'm using rechargeable AA Lithium batteries) is quite good.
Summary: We've had two Canon cameras which have taken great pictures, but the first model used a proprietary battery and we had to replace it twice and it was expensive. In our current model, the CCD went dead...and apparently it was a "known problem, but not recalled".
Summary: Toujours à la recherche d'un appareil photo (non non je n'ai pas pu m'offrir le dernier à cause d'un prix un peu trop élevé), j'ai redemandé à mon ami s'il avait un nouveau modèle... Et donc il m'a proposé le Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ8.