Summary: The camera is one of the best I have owned over the years. It takes great pictures for my Real Estate brochures. Only con it that there is a bit of a lag time but the pictures are beautiful. I had an Olympus, it did not last long. The Panasonic would loose pictures. I would take pictures and immediately view them but when I got home the pictures were not there. Not every time but some times. This one works great after 2 years of constant use.
Summary: Excellent camera. Auto mode works very well, smile detection works, very pleased with performance. Only snag is shutter lag between shots is a little longer than I would like, but at this price point its understandable. The action mode can take shots rapidly in succession. The panoramic mode has auto smoothing, and is the best I have seen.
Beautiful color and came on time and in excellent condition
20 July 2014
Summary: Beautiful color and came on time and in excellent condition. However, I find the picture quality not to be as good as my previous Olympus. Pictures come out just okay...and I have tried adjusting the settings numerous times.
Summary: I have always used Sony Cyber Shot cameras because, in my opinion, this is beyond perfect for an amateur photographer or anyone who likes to take pictures. THIS model is actually much more solid - feels heavier than the others (those without the roll / bump on the left side). It is NOT heavy per se but you can definitely feel the quality between the two. Awesome!!
Summary: While I do have a fancier digital camera with a beefier telephoto lens, this almost always is in a trousers or shirt pocket. It is light, takes sharp pix and its 10X optical zoom handles 80% of what I'd like. There are some times when I'd want a closer shot of a bird in a tree, but those are rare.The self-adjusting macro allows for fine nature/plant shots. It is sturdy yet light to carry. This is my daily camera.