Pros Everything in a small package..wide angle or zoom..1a mode does everything..
Cons limited flash output (size)
Summary dont carry in your pocket in a cloth bag,,Humidity from you will be adsorbed by the cloth and ruin the camera..use a leather case..Excellent all around camera
Pros I have enjoyed its features, zoom (which is VERY important to me), and video (once I turned off the HD Lite). It has been a fun camera to pack with me.
Cons Bought my first DMC ZR2 in Jan 2010, by March it had dust spots on every photo and then lens refused to open. It was replaced w/another in April. It had the same problems by June. This one a ZR3. Here it is Sept & dust spots have appeared again.
Summary I'm waiting for the lens to quit on me AGAIN. I use this camera daily for my blog (http://reddirtinmysoul.com) and carry it in a fabric case in my pocket for easy reach. I do NOT abuse this camera. They must be making them to last 3 months. Yes, I live in the country, but dust should not be apparent after only 3 months of use. I'm VERY disappointed because I LIKE the camera.