Written on: 28/08/2009 by kingofreviews (89 reviews written)
Bought this to replace a previous Panasonic (which it turns out doesn't appreciate being dropped in the sand at the beach). So far this is a big improvement. The biggest issues with the previous model were the autofocus which I think never worked properly, and the quality of the zoom. This new camera seems to have these two things well coevered. Controls are exactly the same so there was no learning curve at all, and the lense is a real improvement. Optical zoom has increased considerably, and the autofocus does much less 'hunting'. Biggest plus though is that it gets an unequivocal thumbs up from my wife.