Summary: So good I now own two. Very sharp pictures and easy to use. Video is nice but acvhd mode required separate program on Mac to convert. I have been using Borosoft conversion software. You don't have to use acvhd as there is another mode for video. It may be that Imovie 11 will read acvhd so check.
Summary: Bought this camera to replace my Kodak EasyShare, which I was happy with except for "closeups". Being 60+, the "learning curve" was intimidating, but once I set aside time to actually read how to use it, it turned out to be very easy. I am very happy with this purchase.
Summary: We bought this Lumix because a previous model had been lost/stolen. I was sad to lose my previous Lumix, but feel the incident ended up being a blessing in desguise because I LOVE this newer model!
Summary: This is a great all around camera. My old Canon Powershot was getting a little slow to respond and had no video capability. The low light results were poor at best, but I understand the limitations of the sensors on the smaller cameras. I bought a Nikon P100 last fall.
Summary: Got a NIKON Coolpix for Christmas and the lens cover broke after 3 uses so I retuned it and got the Lumix to replace it. I get amazing photos even at long range. (this mini camera has an 8X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom. After dozens of uses, the automatic lens cover still works perfectly.