Summary: My smart phone takes significantly clearer photos than this camera. The ONLY time I use this camera is when I need a timer. But I'm always underwhelmed with the picture quality. It's always a little fuzzy. Definitely a cheap camera. Zooms pretty good though.
Summary: Right out of the box, you can tell that the camera is not quality. It feels and looks cheap with a plastic, flimsy body. I started taking test photos around my living room and couldn't believe how awful the photos were.
Summary: I have been very pleased with other two Lumix purchases but this camera was a disappointment. The iPhone 5 camera takes far better pictures than this. The lack of a macro mode means that close-up shots will be impossible. My wife was dissatisfied with this gift.
Initially thought it was ok but on closer look, it was not as great as what I thought it was.
Romeo P. Venes, Amazon
9 February 2014
Summary: I bought this to replace a Lumix FS7 which I lost but which met all my expectation for point and shoot camera for the last 3 years. This replacement is much better than the old one I lost. I am updating my review of the SZ3 I got after 2 months of use.