Summary: Camera was a purchased for a person with zero experience in photography. Set camera to it's auto mode and away she went, taking hundreds of photos. Could not be happier with the results! Every photo, no matter the conditions, has come perfectly exposed and focused. Camera will likely never be used to its full potential with all its modes and features, it's doing exactly what it was purchased for. Great little camera!!
Summary: Bought this because it was the slimmest camera with 5x zoom, and is perfect camera for a shirt pocket with extra capabilities. Has a good feature set and a quality lens. Big disadvantage is that Panasonic has stopped offering cases with their new cameras, so one must buy a third party ill-fitting belt case.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix XS-1 is probably the best ultra compact digital camera currently available. It is far and away a better performer than it's rival the Nikon SO1. The intelligent auto mode makes it almost impossible to take a bad photo. Even photos taken in low light conditions are better than average. While the video is 720p HD, it's not much better than standard definition but for short clips it's fine.
Summary: I needed a easy to use point and shoot for my trip to New York and seriously could not be happier with my purchase. The picture quality is amazing and easy to use, the features are good and I really like the panorama brilliant to use for those landscapes. I recommend this product absolutely.