Cons: Colors made my fair daughter look tan. Video in lowlight abysmal, as in you can't see anything. I owned found it to be the most frustrating camera ever, and this camera is similar. You will hate it if you use it primarily indoors, I promise.
"Terrible battery life. Incredibly stupid GPS design."
20 August 2010
Pros: This camera takes wonderful pics. Macro is excellent. It's everything I expected from Lumix, EXCEPT for the cons.
Cons: The GPS can NEVER be turned off, so the battery dies within a week, even if the camera is turned off. You have to remove the battery every time you're done shooting. That's right from the tech support people. No way to turn it off.
Summary: I have had three cameras in this series, going back several years. I have loved them all. Great cameras, each better than the one before, and I figured I would be buying nothing else but Panasonic cameras in the future. But Panasonic just started using something they call an "ID secured" battery. The upshot of that is, no aftermarket batteries can be used in it -- only the wildly overpriced Panasonic brand.
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time