Excerpt: I wasn't have any high expectation when I decided to purchased this camera since it is for all weather camera but surprisingly it has pretty decent image quality in normal light. The built-in wi-fi and mobile app is a plus .
Excerpt: This camera worked great for what we needed it for on vacation in Alaska, being water proof to a degree we didn't have to worry as much about the handling of the camera and for the purchase price you can't really ask for more quality. The WiFi connections feature is pretty awesome and easy to use as well, a nice touch indeed!
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light
Summary: Takes good quality video and pictures. It's pretty easy to focus it correctly. The only problem with it is when making videos on Movie Maker, the first second of the video is completely unusable because it freezes. It has a lot of weird extra features but they don't get in the way, so you can treat it as a point and shoot just fine. Never had a problem with leakage or anything. Took it in both the ocean and pools and they were both fine. Overall, awesome camera!
Excerpt: I bought this camera after first buying the Olympus TG-850 and being incredibly disappointed by the image quality. The image quality on the Panasonic is a lot better - still not DSLR-like, but I wasn't expecting that. Things that have impressed me about the Panasonic so far are the burst shooting mode, and the clarity of underwater pictures. I'm also very satisfied with the 1080/60p video mode.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Small / Compact
Excerpt: This camera is a great point and shoot for someone who needs a durable waterproof camera. It's very easy to maneuver when underwater and I would say that's where it performs best. As expected based on other reviews, the battery life is not great. But the camera is light weight and sleek.
Summary: i bought this camera last summer to take pics of my son while at the beach, pool, etc. it worked fine for awhile, but on our last trip, water got into the camera somehow (yes, all latches were closed, checked prior to entering, etc.) and the camera stopped working. i sent it in to panasonic since it was still under warranty, and i just received a new one back.
Summary: Great travel cam, but I wish it had a lens cover. While diving with it, it would occasionally get dragged along coral. It would be nice to have a quick slide on, slide off cover that's easily opened/closed with one hand while diving.
Summary: Works well underwater and has nice color for both out of water and underwater photos. However, we went with a friend who brought the Nikon and their photos were overall better for the underwater shots (crisp and clear) and they had an easier time focusing on their subjects. However, I can easily clean up all the Panasonic photos in processing.