Excerpt: This is my third Panasonic superzoom, and the only one i have a few complains about! The first is that the camera build quality is definitely lower than the past Lumix superzooms, which is a crying shame. However the video is great, the zoom range and wide angle is is fantastics (competitors now offer high zooms and wider wide angles!), the optical stabilization is the best in the market.
Pros: Incredible video capability indoors and outdoors? Indoor pictures are inconsistent, you really have to work hard to get a decent picture out of this thing indoors. Outside pictures are great, action shots so-so.
Cons: Indoor pictures are inconsistent, you really have to work hard to get a decent picture out of this thing indoors. Action shots so-so.
Excerpt: I also like the fact that when reviewing photos on the camera (or my Panasonic TV) images that appear on the photo to take the right way on the screen. No more room full of people leaning to one side to see a picture! Conclusion … The price of this camera when I purchased beginning at risk for low-end SLR. Some may feel this a bit steep, but check what you get the money and you realize that in reality, its incredible value.
Summary: The camera overall is good. The most major issue with it is that the e-zoom feature is not directly on the camera body, rather you must switch it electronically. A bit of a hassle. Also, it seems as if the shot-button is too far into the camera and should have been reversed with the options button.