Excerpt: Bought this camera last autumn as addition to my dslr. Objective was to take the holiday snapshots with the small TZ40, making more pictures and movies. Looking for decent quality in a convenient small format. Also to venture somewhat more into the digi-scoping realm.
Summary: I bought this camera in February, 2014. It worked well for me until March 2015 when the LCD screen suddenly failed -- lots of thin vertical lines across the width of the screen plus a thick horizontal black band about 1/4 of an inch across the bottom part of the screen.
Summary: Technical Service Panasonic, I write to you to express my disappointment as a client because I feel betrayed by Panasonic. In November 2013, I bought a digital camera, Lumix ZS 30, intended for my vacation in Patagonia during the months of January and February.
Thoroughly disgusted and will never use Panasonic again!
13 March 2015
Summary: This is the second Panasonic camera I have owned that broke a little over one year old and out of warranty. The repair cost is half of the price of the camera. Customer service is terrible. When you try and start the repair process on the Panasonic web site, there is a web link.
Excerpt: Very disappointed to find out that when I shoot video, the camera records a loud whirring sound. Unusable footage. Also, if you wear polarized lenses, you cannot see the screen when the camera is held vertically.