Summary: Only dislike is no viewer, must use screen only to view and glare fron outside makes it hard to see subject sometimes. It was a gift to my husband and he really is enjoying it. It is very light weight, compact with good grip for him. Mainly bought it because he enjoyed his other Lumix but needed a better zoom range which he is very happy with.
Summary: The camera/service were both excellent. The problem I had with this order was, due to my advanced age, the product was too small & detailed for my older hands, decreased vision, and coordination. Even dealing with the instructions was very difficult for me because of memory problems. I need everything simpilier at my age. I ordered a product meant for people with better photographic skills and technological savvy.
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.
Summary: I ordered this camera as a replacement to a water-logged ZS7. LOVE the extra zoom on this little baby! I wanted a camera that would be able to use the same battery as my prior camera (over $150 invested in extra batteries - so this was the one). I have been very happy with my other Panasonic cameras, so I felt comfortable buying this one. I like being able to choose whether to use the dials or the touchscreen to set the various functions.
Summary: A good performer but with similar specs the Fuji FinePix F770 or the updated version F800 would be better buy. The 1 catch here is the Leica name on the lens. The Fuji F800 you need to keep your finger on the On/Off and Play button for a few s to activate to prevent turning on accidentally. Here you have a switch instead of a button.
Pros: Very compact, Price competitive with Leica-quality lens, Good overall resolution, Has On/Off switch and Play/Camera switch instead of buttons. A good way to prevent accidentally turning on the camera in your pocket., GPS & WiFi
Cons: Resolution: Fuji FinePix F800 has better resolution at 16 MP., Fuji has better lens at F5.3 than 6.4., As good as Intelligent zoom is, when you are in the digital zoom area, you are still cropping the image to give the impression of zooming closer before writing to an image file. Having 40x digital zoom your camera will operate at 20x for optimal resolution even with Intelligent zoom.
Summary: I've only had this camera a few days, but so far I'm really happy with it. The low-light sensitivity and optical zoom work as advertised. The only complaint I have is that the on/off switch is located such that the camera can easily be inadvertently turned on when inserting it into a Case Logic case, or closing the zipper. When that happens, the lens can start to expand against the inside of the case, possibly causing damage to it.
Summary: Love it. Perfect, easy pics on Auto mode so far. Only complaint is that if you force flash off, it remembers that setting even if you turn it off, so I had to turn the flash back on after I missed 1 good picture opportunity. Easily connects to PC and recharges thru USB, genius!