Summary: I purchased this camera in 2010. I only owned it for 1-2 weeks before I dropped it and the on/off button broke. It still turns on and works but unfortunately the shutter cover does not open all of the way so I have a little "frame" with each picture. It was my fault I dropped it because I am very clumsy. HOWEVER, this camera takes the most amazing pictures that I've ever taken. I have a whole album on photo bucket that I wanted to link but could not figure out how.
Summary: I was looking for a good camera that would fit easily in a shirt or shorts pocket and this is the real deal. Great for either social occasions or when you are out hiking, it is 10 times better than a phone camera so you will have lasting photos of good quality. Being of such small size there are potential shaking issues, but keep that in mind when framing your shot and you will have minimal junk shots.
Summary: I had a Pentax that my wife dropped (the one that fit in the mint tin box), which I loved. They had stopped making the "tin box" model so she bought me a Casio that worked fine but after several years I wanted a new one. I studied the reviews and was set on a Panasonic Lumix DMC and chose the Optio P70 at the last minute because of the prior one I owned and the "cool factor" (it looks great).
Summary: This camera was for my daughter and she LOVED IT! Unfortunately it met an early demise (not camera's fault -- but people remember that bug repellent will easily get into the camera even from dry clothing) we're thinking about getting her another one for Christmas.
Summary: This is a very poor perfoming camera. The construction itself is poor and it broke after 4 month usage (the battery cover). Camera takes forever between two snaps. Its ridiculous how long it takes (it flashes a message saying saving the picture). Unacceptable for today's day and age.
Summary: I don't think I could be more disgusted with this camera. I am so disappointed.. please don't waste your time or your cash, 'cause you will be too. First of all, let's start with this. 12megapixels? Are you kidding me? What a joke. This camera is so awful. My 8megapixel Kodak takes way better pictures than this! The quality of this camera is about the equilvalent of a cheap cell phone camera.