Summary: I have this camera for more than a year now. I wanted a pocket sized camera that takes good pictures for any scenery / lighting without doing any settings adjustments, just take it out of pocket and click. I use this camera in the "iA" mode and this camera just does that, I wanted good pictures but this gives me great pictures and amazing videos! Simple to use, comparatively cheap (when I bought it I paid around $180) when considering the image quality.
Summary: This was an excellent camera – I say "was" simply because somewhere it got lost. I have replaced it with a DMC-S20, which seems to be performing admirably. at the time of purchase I had surveyed the competition and found the Panasonic to be the best value for price and quality. When I had to replace it, I found the same thing.
Summary: This camera has performed as advertised. It has a relatively fast shutter speed which I was looking for. Along with fast shutter speed, it is the ability to shoot panoramic shots that made this the one for me. For me the picture quality is equal to Canon's quality, and I have always been a fan of Canon's picture quality.
Summary: This camera amazed me! I am still trying to find out all of the features it has. One feature that I found that was very convenient was the photo save on a video that was recorded. I can pause a part of a video and save it as a separate picture. Some pictures can look DSLR like. If you like to mess around with different settings to get the best picture then this camera can be good for you.
Summary: wonderful size, great price, great quality... almost has too many features ... once we dialed in the best settings for indoor, outdoor and action shots we just "saved" those and use those three settings only
Summary: After looking at many reviews, I decided on this camera. It has come in above expectations. On a trip I was able to take photos through a bus window while it was moving and the pictures came out focused. I was amazed, as I had expected to see nothing bur blurs. It takes a little time to learn all the functions but it is well worth it. The long zoom on this camera worked great to get pictures from our ship of the shore line. I would buy again.