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.
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).
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.
Summary: I like this version so much better than the newer one - My mom had this one and I loved hers, but could only find the newer version in stores. :( So glad I found this older version here on amazon - Have never had a better camera!