Zusammenfassung: Unfortunately I was drawn in by the hype and marketing this camera has enjoyed on TV and online. Don't be fooled by it! Even though this camera has a Leica lens, a 14.1 megapixel chip and impressive features, as far as resolution goes it delivers the worst results I've ever seen from a camera of its price. I get better pictures from a Nikon Coolpix I've had for years. Also, if you're a Mac user like me, all you get is the PDF user guide.
Zusammenfassung: I purchased this camera as a handy alternative to my DSLR but i've been very disappointed with the picture quality and have also experienced the same issues as some other reviewers of a dark shadow in the bottom left hand corner of pictures when using flash. I am returning for a refund - normally really happy with Panasonic products but not on this occasion. Very disappointed with it.
Awesome Camera (NOT) - Just a piece of worthless junk
21 November 2011
Zusammenfassung: Updated Feedback - I've had the camera for over a year now when the lens auto focus mechanism quit working. It's won't close and just sticks out. Out of warranty and cost prohibitive to repair. Currently a non working piece of junk. If I can find another one on ebay for cheap I might try to repair it myself. My advice is don't waste your money on this camera -- the lens mechanical parts are not metal (plastic/nylon?) anyway it appears to be very cheaply made.
Zusammenfassung: I bought a TZ20 in August as a replacement for a LumixDMC-FX33 I have been using succesfully for a number of years,ready for a 6 week wild-life watching trip. Initialy all went well.I found the 16x zoom very usefull.However it soon bacame apparent that all was not as I had expected:-The images produced did not appeare to be as good as those from the FX33,the purpose of the G.P.S.
Zusammenfassung: Stop working after 4 months, can not turn on. Sent to Panasonic repair center in Texas and a month later (sic) Panasonic reject repair under warranty due to rust!!! I could not believe when customer service said so about product I bought 4months ago.
Zusammenfassung: the camera takes pictures randomly without pressing the button. The LCD screen freezes when I want to review pictures or videos in mass quantity by zooming out in the review screen. the shutter door to the camera lens either stays open, or doesnt close all the way. sometimes when i take pictures i see a shadow in the top left of the pictures, and i have to either open the shutter door, or restart the camera.
Zusammenfassung: The ZS10 needed the current firmware update (1.2). I installed it and shot 180 pictures. I thoroughly enjoyed the ease of the camera and its performance. Loved the size, lens and flexibility, image stabilization, and good battery life when not using GPS...but... the image quality was/is a disaster as has been noted by everyone on the internet and in reviews. I reviewed my photos and found them to be too smudged for any good use.
Zusammenfassung: There are many nice features about the TZ20 that I've liked for a few months now but some of the 'brag' features are nothing to brag about. If you definitely want the GPS location on your photos this is not a good camera to choose. When you're taking multiple pictures on the move your shots will be located in clumps where you were up to 5 minutes ago. Even stationary, getting a new satelite fix is slow even when you ask for it on a clear mountain top.