Summary: After doing some research, I decided on the Lumix ZS25 since I had the Lumix ZS20 but lost it. It is what I expected and what I was looking for. Some thing easy to operate. For the price, it is a great value.
Summary: A camera is only useful if it is where you and the action are. This camera is small enough to take everywhere. It has extended zoom for taking shots where you aren't able to get close (or simply want to crop the view). The picture and video quality is excellent. In low light, it begins to show some noise ( but it's not bad - no worse than any other small-sensor camera).