"Broken right after the warranty expired"1.0 starson by kottobahn
Pros: Great pictures, lots of features, easy to use
Cons: battery life. The lense failed to retract after shut down and would not focus or zoom a couple of months after the warranty expired.
Summary: I purchased this camera from Costco for a reasonable price after comparing several different manufacturers and deciding this was the superior choice. The camera took great pictures and was easy to use. I was very happy with it. At my daughter's graduation the camera's lense began to stop functioning. I could hear the motor turning and trying to retract and extend the lense but the lense wouldn't respond. I then received an error message on the camera screen stating there was an error and to restart the camera which did not resolve the issue. I called Panasonic and they said it was out of warranty and I could have the camera exchanged for a refurbished one for $180.00 dollars. I will throw this camera in the trash and buy either a canon or a nikon.