Reviews and Problems with Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS15
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Good and bad
Harry Clews, Amazon
23 June 2013
Summary: I bought this camera because I was going to a concert and I needed the 16X zoom. They didn't allow "professional" cameras in the venue but point-and-shoots were OK. We were about 40 to 50 yards from the stage. Using the automatic settings produced horrible results -- highlights were completely blown out and the camera had trouble focusing in the stage lighting. Though this is not unusual for a point-and-shoot I was rethinking my purchase at this point.
Summary: I would choose this camera over the Canon SX230 or the Sony HX9V. I like the color rendition better, it will autofocus in a flash, has all the modes you could ever want, does great video, and has a great zoom range. But for me the best thing about it is the fill flash capability. It has extremely subtle control over the flash. And any time you want or need fill flash it will do a near perfect job.
Summary: only found 1 problem with this camera, that being, around the edges the picture is distorted. Other than that the camera is great. The screen on the back is large and clear. The operation is easy and instructions are easy to understand.
Read R. Wakeman's review, and BUY THIS !! I fully agree...
J. Conner "qm2-703", Amazon
13 December 2012
Summary: With manual controls that work well, a really nice interface, nice feel, and fast shot procesing, this is a REAL BARGAIN !! Feels great, like the quality it is: Panasonics have relatively very, very few of the lens errors and flash pop-up jams that seem to plague Canon, Nikon, and Fuji. I've owned the ZS3, ZS5, FZ35, and FZ47 with no problems whatsoever. I've had my ZS15 since June, and it's never let me down, except maybe the flash - it is pretty weak.
Good for the Price - You Can Get Excellent But Non-Professional Results If You Experiment With Settings
5 December 2012
Summary: My first real camera was a Pentax K-1000 with manual everything, and my preference is always to try to get the best looking picture I can have before any image processing happens. Digital point and shoot is a much different animal from old film photography, but I still want an excellent lens, because without one, I feel like I might as well just stick with my iPhone or Bloggie and not have an actual camera at all.
Summary: I purchased both the ZS20 and ZS15 to compare the two cameras and decide which one I like better. Since the ZS15 was significantly less expensive than the ZS20, I decided it was worth trying both. As far as I can tell, the technical differences between the two are A) 20x optical zoom vs 15x optical zoom, B) 14.1 MP vs 12.1 MP, and C) the ZS20 has GPS but the ZS15 does not.
Love the camera, great focus and zoom. Use mostly for portrait, sports.
8 November 2012
Summary: My 3rd Panasonic Lumix camera, great value for money. The best one I have owned. A little overwhelming for the novice as so many settings. Does not have view finder. I dropped the 2nd one and wanted another Lumix lens Panasonic. Did not come with battery charger, only a/c cord to plug in camera to recharge. Old cameras charger works with this one as same size battery. This way I have a spare battery for a day.