Summary: Camera ordered in Oct 2013, used 3 times during over the holidays before it broke. Because it was longer than 30 days before it broke, Amazon advised me to go through the manufacturer for the repairs. Followed the manufacturers instructions and sent camera to repair center in January 2014.
Summary: I ordered this camera to replace one that I had ordered a few months ago, but had a lens problem when dropped in the sand. The one I received this time was an older model than the last one, had missing parts and might have been used before. Big disappointment.
Summary: this camera broke after 2 months, lens error, I returned it under full warranty in august 2013, since then it has gone back three times. I sent in a DMC-SZ1 and they keep sending me a DMC-SZ3, when I talk to the service center I am assured there is no problem sending me the camera I purchased.
Summary: Zoom lens failed after 6 months and only the second time I used it. Returned to panasonic in July for repair/replacement. Since I live in the same city as their repair center, I hand delivered it directly to the center.
Summary: DO NOT buy this camera!!! For all the hype it is given, this camera is a worthless piece of junk, and Panasonic does NOT stand behind the product. I had mine for less than 9 months when the zoom function stopped working, which also meant the camera stopped working.
Summary: I was very dissatisfied with this camera. The instructions on how to use the camera are very sparse. The manual does not explain the various features. The pictures I took were not very clear or bright.
Pros: Terrible camera i have ever bought, i have taken 3 pics and it died on me. zoom lense won't come out i have taken to my 1 month vacation it died on me. luckily i had my old camera. it wasn't the best but atleast i had backup. but this panasonic camera really made me upset.
Cons: Absolutely hate this camera. After 3 Kodak Easyshare cameras, this one was totally not user friendly, hard to download, edit, and then couldn't find it in my computer to download pics to another site! Am returning this piece of junk!