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.
Summary: I would have given this a 5 star, but i think the shell of the camera is a little cheaply made. Has great setting for taking a wide variety of pictures. As well as edit them when you are done. The zoom could be a little better. My daughter took it to England with her. Hence the easy to carry and light weight.
Summary: This is a very nice point & click camera. I've taken many pictures since receiving it and have found it both easy to use, and reasonably good in picture quality. It does not come with a case, which probably helps to keep the price down, but that's something that I plan to purchase so I can be a little more care-free while taking it everywhere. My only complaint -- and this is pretty big to me -- is that it does not come with an actual, hands-on manual.
Summary: Although I love the styling of the new XS1 Panasonic camera Panasonic Lumix XS1 16.1 MP Compact Digital Camera with 8x Intelligent Zoom (White) and came close to ordering that model, I chose the SZ3 instead (not to be confused with the older ZS3 - I wish Panasonic would use non-similar model numbers when naming their cameras). The reason I chose this camera instead?