Summary: The camera itself does a good job taking pictures and quality is good. One feature I liked is that automatically chooses the from portrait to macros to panoramic based on distance, you just have to set it that way once and the camera will do the adjustments. The camera is very light weight, average quality. I'm happy with the purchase overall.
Summary: I've had this camera for about 5 months and it's great. I shopped around and compared cameras for months before I replaced my old camera. I had a Kodak V603 that I loved but this Lumix is better because it has digital macro (which Kodaks don't have as far as I know) and the lens extension doesn't seem as delicate as the Kodak setup (I had to send my Kodak back to the company because the lens apparatus broke and that's ultimately why I replaced it).
Summary: So far, so good. I've only had this camera for about a month, but from what I've seen so far it was worth every penny. I bought it refurbished on Amazon and only paid $151.00 The menu is very easy to use I didn't even have to use the manual to start taking pics. The pics look great. Amazing color and sharpness. This is definitely the best camera I've ever had.
Summary: I only just started using the camera about a month ago, but so far I'm very pleased. First, it comes with a pouch, which is very exciting (and totally unexpected). The rotating selector switch is a bit sensitive and will move at the slightest touch. While I haven't printed any photos yet, the photo quality on the camera and on my computer is fabulous.
Summary: This camera is a perfect gift for someone who is involved with photography but doesn't want to shoot in manual mode. The multitude of scene modes make it easy to get good pictures in any situation. The shake control is outstanding and can be seen in the 'video' mode the best. I like the size of it, fits perfectly in any pocket and is ready for action the second you turn it on.
Summary: My wife has a Canon SD300 that is still quite serviceable but she often complained that it took too long to get the shot. After much searching, I found that the Lumix seemed to get good marks for "shutter lag". Overall, the camera appears to be pretty nimble. It also has a gorgeous, big LCD display. Its ability to take HD movies (720p) and widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) photos were also compelling purchase points.
Summary: After having an unfortunate accident with my Panasonic FS7, I needed a new camera. I dallied with the Pentax Optio P80--a horrendous experience--and promptly returned that pitiful excuse for a camera in favor of another Panasonic, the ZR1. All in all, I am fairly impressed with the picture quality and the HD video quality. I really like that it shoots video at 30 frames per second as opposed to some pricier Canon or Sony models which shoot 15 fps.