Summary: We are very happy with this camera. It's small enough to fit in a pocket, the zoom is really nice, and the controls are easy to master. The pictures are sharp, even when taken at full zoom. Not as quick as others to take the picture. I have an older model of the same camera; I wish they would have kept the same on/off switch instead of the button (same with "review picture" button). LED screen is slightly smaller, but so is camera.
Summary: This camera works great for its limited uses, but it is a very simple camera. It does not have a macro setting, but can take decent close up macro pics in the Intelligent Auto setting. Though other uses of the IA come out very blurry. There are not very many settings. I got this camera to supplement my ipod camera that doesn't take very good pictures, especially inside. I wish I would have gone for the mid grade as opposed to the low end of the Lumix line.
Summary: This was a gift for my mom. She had an older Fujifilm camera that was actually too difficult to use for a non-techie person like her. So, we banded together and bought her this camera for her birthday. She LOVES it. That's all that matters!!
Summary: So far so good, but any shake or movement makes the pictures very blurry - in fact the position required to take the pictures leads to camera shake. The zoom control is counter-intuitive, zooming out in the direction I would think was to zoom in, and vice versa. The flash can almost turn night into day with only a slight grainy-ness of the image. Focus is sluggish when zooming sometimes, but I have been able to salvage nearly all the pictures I have taken so far.
Summary: Nice little camera to have in your pocket or purse. Takes nice pics and has some good scene selections. I was trying to replace my last lumix that was small also but could not find the exact one. This was a good camera for the price. It is very small and that was what I wanted.