Summary: I used to have a Lumix TZ-1, which was great, and was hoping this would be an upgrade over that. Most of the technical details are improved (10x to 12x zoom, 5MP to 10MP), but as a general user I can't really tell much of a difference in picture quality.
Summary: I purchased this camera in may and had several trips and occasions to use it in last 3,5 months. First of all, I must say that it fulfills my expectactions; portability, picture quality, optical zoom and IA mode. Battery life is moderate, therefore I bought 2 spare for long trips.
Very Good Little Camera. Easy To Use. Powerful Zoom.
D. Force, Amazon
4 July 2010
Summary: This camera was purchased to replace a 10X zoom Olympus digital camera I purchased about 9 years ago. It is used for general purpose "picture taking". My goal has been achieved. The unit is reasonably compact. It fits easily into my shirt pocket.
Summary: I got this to replace a bulkier point and shoot that had more of an SLR size and shape, from another company. The Panasonic fits easily into a coat pocket, and OK in pants/shirt pocket. It is compact but a little on the heavy side. The construction seems sturdy. Picture quality is good.
Summary: Fantastic pictures. The camera is light and comfortable to use. After 2 weeks of use the only problem is the ZOOM - the control works too quickly and it is very difficult to get the distance that is right for the situation.
Summary: The Panasonic TZ series represents brilliant little pocket superzooms. The build quality is excellent and the lens resolution and performance is ideal for the designed purpose ie as a traveller's camera. But with a little more development it could be so much more.
Summary: For a camera in this size range, it's got great optical magnification. Controls get easy for the touch buttons and it has a very (too) comprrehensive optical menu. Nice size vie3wing window but I would also have liked a viewfinder. Overall, a pretty good camera.