"Panasonic has a winner!"4.0 starson by Zen_Master
Pros: Very versatile, wide zoom range. Wide f.o.v. at the close end. Great stable shots using the O.I.S. Crystal-clear LCD display.
Cons: RAW mode available but very slow. Small viewfinder. Flash does not automatically deploy.
Summary: A great camera with enough versatility to replace some low-end DSLR kits. Definitely beats lugging around several lenses worth a small fortune. It?s easy to get razor-sharp photos with good lighting. Camera is remarkably light in weight and does not tire the user when carrying or aiming for extended periods. Many manual controls. Extremely tight body case with very good ergonomics and controls. LCD is pinpoint sharp and clear with a very usable high-angle mode.
User must be mindful of the auto-focus lamp. Covering it with a finger is easy to do. It would be nice if the tripod receiver was centered along the lens barrel. Camera does not deploy flash automatically if needed. Auto-focus does seek a bit more with less light. RAW mode available but very slow - save this feature for posed or arranged shots when time is less critical. Panasonic probably could have trimmed down the size of the case just a bit more, but I could be sorely mistaken. I doubt they could have saved any more weight, since it is a very light camera. The LCD viewfinder is fairly functional, but is too small and not the sharpest.
Despite some small quirks, highly recommended!