Summary: Panasonic Lumix cameras are the best in my book . We have 3 different size Lumix cameras and they all take amazing photographs. I bought this one to carry in my purse when we go on jaunts around the area we live. The outdoor photos are amazing.
Summary: this compact camera does its job very well. I works well in low-light, a feature I need for documenting building evaluations. The only disadvantage I've found; it is more difficult than some to hold - there is no built-in 'handle' as some have. It makes this camera more difficult to hold and aim with one hand than some others. Other than that, I would heartily recommend this camera.
Summary: Okay, I'm fairly certain I was sent a used or returned camera. As I opened the box, I could tell it had been opened before. Then the bubble wrap pack holding the camera was unsealed AND there were fingerprints on the LCD display of the camera. Geez. Really? You're sending me USED stuff now for NEW prices? (I'll be filing a complaint in addition to this review). That being said, the camera appears to be fine, works just fine and all that. I'll play with the settings, etc.
Summary: I also shoot a Nikon DSLR but I always keep this little camera handy. It's size and quality make it great. I call it my "cheater" because most people can't tell the difference between photos taken with this camera or my DSLR. My only complaint is that it doesn't have obvious access to a macro mode. A little exploration revealed that the "food" setting works the same as macro mode on most cameras.
Summary: I lost a Lumix overboard while kayaking. Bought this as a replacement. Very happy with it but discovered the battery is not the same as my previous Lumix so I am not able to swap batteries. Why did they do that!?
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.