Reviews and Problems with Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS15
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2 weeks ago
Summary: Distortions are really incredible. People's short legs, perhaps, can be controlled by careful grid aligning with some verticals if available, but you can do nothing about ugly horizontal stretching of anything off the picture's center.
OK camera, TERRIBLE customer service with Panasonic
3 weeks ago
Summary: Camera might be OK, but customer service was TERRIBLE. I've never experienced anything like this. Over 5 months, going on 6, to receive a refund check for a camera that crapped out under warranty. While the camera worked (read on) it took OK pictures. In low light, it was very difficult to take decent pictures, even with the appropriate settings.
Summary: I was a long-time fan of the Lumix line, having purchased an excellent one in 2007ish. Favorite camera I ever owned. Metal body, wide angle Leica lens, great software and presets... simply effortless picture quality. And then I made the mistake of replacing it with this piece of junk. The lens, software, and picture quality are still top-of-the-line for a point-and-shoot, but the construction quality and durabilty have gone down the tubes.
Three Panasonic cameras - all got dust on the sensor!
Mary Dietrick, Amazon
16 April 2013
Summary: There is a lot I like about this camera - very nice video; zoom lens is amazing for the price. But it has taken me 3 Panasonic Lumixes to realize that they ALL get dust on the sensor, which totally ruins a lot of pictures. I can cover the spots sometimes with Corel Paint Shop, but videos are ruined. Fortunately I purchased the warranty with my last one so I hope I can get it fixed - as soon as my new Canon camera arrives.
Summary: I took a couple of photos with this camera and then placed it in a safe camera case. A few days later, I open it and the lcd screen is not working. I send it to Panasonic to be repaired under the warranty, they make a few useless "courtesy calls" back to tell me that "it will be sent to the technician" or "it has been sent to a technician", and next thing I know they ask me for $180 (more than what I paid for the camera!) to fix it.
Summary: The camera is great. Unfortunately the CD containing the user manuel and several other files was broken. I contacted both Amazon and Panasonic and neither has responded to my request for a replacement CD. Maybe you should buy a Canon from Adorama!
Summary: I rated this 1 star because it cannot take good indoor pics in most cirumstances (unacceptable no matter how cheap the camera) and because the 5 star ratings are misleading (At best, this is an average camera --- that is, 3 stars). Good compacts include the Panny LX5, new Panny LX7, Nikon P7100, Oly XZ-1, Canon G-series, S90, S95, and a few others. Other good cameras with small sensors include the Panny FZ150 (24x zoom) and Canon SX40 (35x zoom).