I do truly like this camera. pictures come out nice, very easy to use. very portable and LOVE that it's waterproof-I float on my raft and snap pics of the kids in the pool, I submerge it completely without worry or trouble. The instruction manual was a bit too basic (should have explained what the functions are for, not just how to get to them). and, adding a peek hole style view finder would have been wise because relying on the LCD screens can be a real challenge in the sun-light due to the glare. There are times I can not see the screens at all or know what I am looking at at all due to the sun glare (to the point I am unsure if the camera is even on). A peek hole view finder would solve that as well as cut down on battery use (the screens can suck alot of power). but, even still, I like the camera. I had thought both screens could be used at one (making it possible for the person I am photographing to see what I see as well) but that isn't the case, it's one or the other, a button on top allows you to toggle between which screen.
The camera arrived in a timely manner and everything including the SD Card, Case, CD, cables etc . I was very impressed with the quality and sturdiness of the Lumix. After reading the basic instructions and locating everything on the camera, I couldn't wait to snap my first pics. I wanted to try the zoom so I took a pic of the Santa Rita mountains about 25 miles away from our house. I was Amazed by the clarity and high definition that shot!! Not only did I see the Observatory on top of the mountain, but the windows in the adjoining building! The creative features are also wonderful. It has multi functions and is easy to use. Especially for a Senior citizen like me! You can't go wrong with this camera.
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