Summary: I've used this camera for a few months and each time I use it I learn even more about all the options and controls. I still need to read to full-length manual, but the short get-started manual is a good start. I don't think I'll get board anytime soon checking out all the features. One thing that some people may have gotten frustrated with is… in some ways it’s not the typical consumer point and shoot.
Summary: Purchased the DMC-ZS20. Have yet to figure out the GPS on the camera. Turned it off, while in Asia. It took really good photo's, especially through windows riding on a bus. I do find the battery life is very short and will shortly purchase a second battery. Most of all I miss a view finder. In bright sunshine I cannot see the image on the LCD screen. I purchased this camera because of the lens speed and size. I do most of my photography with a DSLR.
Pros: Inexpensive, Compact, Easy to use, Durable, Convenient
Cons: Poor documentation, no lens finder, gps hard to understand
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 14.1MP White Digital Camera
2 March 2013
Summary: Panasonic Lumix zs20 is really difficult to find in white. Overstock.com had it, and while the price wasn't as good as the other colors, I bought it because it is different than most point & shoots. Very pleased with the transaction.
Summary: I bought one when I purchased the camera, and only because the many reviews I read listed this as the primary CON on the ZS15 and 20 models. It's not made by Panny but works just the same. I got an extra battery as well so I can swap them out, presto-change-o, when I'm on the go. No worries.
Pros: Inexpensive, Compact, Easy to use, Convenient
Cons: need to buy a 2nd battery and external charger
Summary: I just want to focus on one issue. Geoff reviewed this camera but unfortunately he didn't realize that an external charging solution is possible (although it might be a little difficult to source) but there are two parts together that can provide the external (and therefore faster charging needed).
Pros: Inexpensive, Compact, Easy to use, Exceeded expectations, Convenient