"On my 3rd replacement Lumix - with daily use it fails."1.0 starson by cardiburg
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.