Summary: It is a small wonder and we are thrilled. Had heard good reports on the LUMIX and they are not exaggerated. Vivid colors, sharp pictures and easy to use. We have always had a Nikon and this is just as good from an amateur point of view.
Summary: This is my third Panasonic Lumix. The other two are still in use. I bought this one because it has even greater zoom capacity, and produces very sharp images with the Leica lens. I use these cameras to do field work, and often have to shoot from some distance. They are capable of retaining a high degree of detail. I would warn that the lens protection does have a tendency to get dust in it. This can lead to jamming, with e zoom becoming inoperable.
Summary: Very happy with the size, weight, and zoom capabilities. Not easy trying to figure out how to delete a picture from the camera. I delete all when I download the pictures. Deleting a picture from the camera I have succesfully done this twice, however, I have no idea how I got to that area when I finally arrive at it. The booklet does not tell you how - this is my only complaint.