If you want to capture some memories than this is a must have.
4 December 2013
Summary: Honestly this is one of the best cameras I have ever owned for the price. Usually I take super crappy pics and NO a cell phone isn't a replacement for a true camera. This camera takes all of the guess work out of good picture taking. Worth price and also it can't take some really great distance shots.
Summary: I read about this camera at length before buying it. I have a professional camera that I take on vacations most of the time and I purchased this one as a second "point and shoot" camera to carry along with us for quick shots or to use when I did not want to carry the larger camera. I admit, some of the photos that I have taken with this camera rival the ones that I have taken with my professional camera that costs a whole lot more!
I think this is a low quality product and I can argue it because of the following situations:
JOSE ARTURO GOMEZ VELASQUEZ, Amazon
29 January 2013
Summary: I think this is a low quality product and I can argue it because of the following situations: Before the expiration of the warranty, the camera failed and we had to sent it from COLOMBIA to USA IN ORDER TO MAKE EFFECTIVE OUR CAMERA WARRANTY AND THE CASE WAS REGISTER AT PANASONIC, LIKE THIS: 1) warranty for PANASONIC request, before the first year: CAMERA'S PROBLEM INFORMATION. Case No.
Excerpt: Excellent all rounder in a compact body. I use mainly as a back up to my DSLR and for when the full kit won't fit. Great zoom reach and very usable (just don't creep into the digital zoom!), good quality video, limitations are really only those of any compact - relatively slow AF, difficult to use manual settings, can't easily attach a polariser for landscapes etc..
Great seller. Delivery was rapid and product in great shape.
11 August 2012
Summary: This was a replacment camera for one like it that got dirt internal and on lens. I like this one better and at about the cost for repair of my older model. I like the GPS feature on this camera that older model did not have. Camera is simple to use and takes excelent telephoto shots. Nice pocket camera. I would recommend it.
Summary: I have been an avid photo nut for 30+ years. I wanted a small point & shoot for trips to places I've been before where I didn't want to carry around me DSLR. The short of it is, this is one of the top, by most reviews. I think the ZS10 is now available, but the ZS10 actually lowered some of the features to lesser quality. Why this Point & Shoot?
Summary: I purchased this camera from Costco for a reasonable price after comparing several different manufacturers and deciding this was the superior choice. The camera took great pictures and was easy to use. I was very happy with it. At my daughter's graduation the camera's lense began to stop functioning. I could hear the motor turning and trying to retract and extend the lense but the lense wouldn't respond.
Pros: Great pictures, lots of features, easy to use
Cons: battery life. The lense failed to retract after shut down and would not focus or zoom a couple of months after the warranty expired.