Pros nice pictures, great video and zoom. Screen went out even when handling with care. Lacks quality! 2nd Lumix that I have purchased that did not last.
Cons Screen blacks out and then when you press the little red light on the back it comes back for a few seconds and then goes fuzzy, multicolored blend and then back to black.
Summary EXPENSIVE, LACKS QUALITY, TWO THUMBS DOWN
"VERY nice camera!"on by govthos
Pros I really like the zoom, and it's ability to take indoor shots. The image stabilization is top notch, also the video is super.
Cons The battery life is not so good, get a spare, but be sure it is compatible.
Summary If you do not use the flash indoors it is important to know that if your subject moves you picture will be blurry. It is basic photo rules. Many people buy a camera like this after having a point and shoot that will take pictures without blur, but the overall quality stinks, but they only see that it's not blurry. If you use the flash for moving objects indoors you will be fine. If the object is still you usually do not need the flash, just remember to adjust your white balance if your pictures are yellow or blue.
Don't compare this camera to one with a lower zoom. You will sacrifice some picture quality in certain circumstances when you put a big zoom on a camera. Frame your shots when you take them, don't get in the habit of snapping a bunch of junk shots and then "fixing" them in photo shop. You will get much better results if you take the time to set your camera to the proper settings, framing your shots, and then 'enhancing' them in PS. Remember it's better to enhance, not fix.
Overall this is a great compact zoom!
"Pretty darn nice"on by trackerdan
Pros Incredible video capability indoors and outdoors? Indoor pictures are inconsistent, you really have to work hard to get a decent picture out of this thing indoors. Outside pictures are great, action shots so-so.
Cons Indoor pictures are inconsistent, you really have to work hard to get a decent picture out of this thing indoors. Action shots so-so.
Summary I am concerned about this cameras ability to take high quality/resolution indoor shots. This camera does a pretty nice job at being fully automated and once again it takes incredible high resolution video shots.
Pros Well built.
Amazing wide angle and telephoto
Cons Pitiful flash
grainy, dark flash photos
Summary Well built camera with lots of features and an excellent lens. Great wide angle, and excellent zoom.
Takes amazing outdoor pictures. If that is the majority of your shots, this is the camera for you.
BUT...if you are using it indoors for any portion of your shots - you might want to pass.
The flash is pitiful, and the camera doesn't seem to get the apeture correct. Indoor pictures are dark, grainy, and close objects are too bright but anything 8 feet away or more is barely lit.
Pros nice picture quality.. almost super compact.. wide angle zoom.. nice warm colors..
Cons slightly less brighter results than sony H20.. pretty often we like use timer to include ourselves in the complete family pic.. But if u use any zoom at all, due to its slim make the camera can't take the lens' weight and tilts forward.. Big blip..