Summary: This camera met all my expectations--simple to use, extremely lightweight and compact, and fairly high-quality images, at least to my untrained eye. It's gotten compliments when I've asked strangers to take a picture (not that that should be a high priority when choosing a camera). I haven't had any difficulty using the buttons, though they are pretty tiny.
Summary: I selected this economically-priced point and shoot to replace a similar Canon SureShot that jammed presumably due to an electronic failure after only a few uses--but after the warranty had expired. So far I'm happy with the Panasonic. It's easy to take in my pocket and easy to use. I do have other larger digitals with stronger zooms that I use for certain purposes.
Summary: Given as a gift and our daughter loves it. Not larger than an iPhone so she can carry it all of the time and use it quickly. Lot's of functions for the beginner or the weekend shooter. As always I can trust the Lumix to deliver.
Summary: Obviously there is going to be a bit of trade-off when it comes to compact cameras. The great advantage with this camera is that it will truly fit into your pocket comfortably (even with fairly tight pants on), it has a nice alloy build, it looks great, and it takes reasonably good pictures. For what it is (you wouldn't expect DSLR quality images from this camera), it is a steal.