Summary: I bought this compact camera because of its size, weight, and brand name. I have had the larger size Panasonic Lumix for several years, so basic navigation through the various menus in the camera was already familiar. The Panoramic feature is easy to use, and this camera takes an excellent quality picture. I find locating the feature I want to use on the camera a little tedious because I have to scroll through so many different menus.
Summary: I was able to take wonderful images with this camera... until we went to the beach. I had kept it in my pocket, away from the sand, but somehow a tiny grain must have gotten into the zoom lens, and it just stopped working. After searching on the internet for ways to fix it, I found that this is a common problem. It's very delicate when it comes to sand and dust. I guess my advice would be to buy a case along with it - which is what I should have done...
Summary: Since the lense comes out it leaves room for dust and dirt to get in mechanism and easily "damage" it. I had ordered multiples and within 2-3 months they were damaged. I use for work- maybe for personal use it is better.
Summary: I am extremely delighted with this Panasonic Lumix compact camera It meets all of my requirements for a small & compact camera and produces wonderful pictures including the "panoramic" ones which is why I bought this camera in the first place I would certainly recommend anyone else to buy this camera, which has a lot of functions for a very low price
Summary: I bought this camera because of the good reviews I had read. It is a replacement for my ancient much loved and well used Sony CyberShot. This one seems to be so much more sophisticated. In fact the user manual runs to 126 pages. Only problem is that the user manual comes on CD. So if I were to venture outside or away from home the workings of the camera would remain an almost total mystery.
Summary: Having already sent one camera back for not performing well in low light or indoor situations, I was hopeful that a Lumix camera should be able to meet my expectations. However, I was sadly disappointed, images taken indoors or in low light were of poor quality compared to my older Fuji F400 camera. Video is particularly good at all light levels, but stills are best under good lighting conditions.
Summary: It is what it is. A light weight auto snap device. Wasn't able to prevent blurred images for my dogs despite the settings "Pets" or "Sport" my Smart Phone camera DOES achieve anti blurring when set to Sports mode ironically, so as I purchased this camera specifically to take photos of my 2 dogs on walks etc, I no longer use it and just use my camera phone. Its good for low light situations.