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Good: good clear pictures
Bad: non standard panasonic batteries between models
Comment: well worth the price but shop around.
Good: Fantastic sharp pics , The starry sky mode is brilliant., Really easy menu to follow, Had the GPS mode off and not tried it yet, The 12x optical zoom is very good, Build quality is excellent.
Bad: Hard to keep your fingers away from the AF light on the front corner
Comment: Bought this camera in a hurry for a looming holiday, wanted a compact camera that was easy to operate, fairly robust and took good pictures. Being a bit geeky I was attracted to the idea of the inbuilt GPS to avoid those arguments of where the photo was taken. bought a spare battery as well as was concerned about battery life. Also considered the Olympus tough/mju cameras but decided the image quality wasn't as good as the TZ10 and the TZ10 was robust enough for my purposes
After 6 weeks on the road, with 750+ photos taken I'm still impressed the the picture quality. the Ia function works well, meaning I haven't explored the other modes at all. I have no interest in the movie function, I wanted still picture quality.
in that time theres only been one out of focus/blurred photo. the battery life is fine, you'd only really need the spare if you were going away from the power grid for a while.
its a bit bulkier and heavier than most cameras, it would be nice if it came with a case or bag.. its easy to scratch the finish or screen if you don't have a case.
the one major letdown in my books is the GPS isn't very useful. I was on a road trip and the GPS was rarely accurate, usually it was out by 10..30 minutes, often 2 hours or more. mebbe if your use isn't so frenetic the GPS may be useful, but if you are constantly on the move the GPS doesn't keep up. Its a great idea but not well enough implemented, so save you money and buy the non GPS version.
***P.S. You can buy this camera in cheap price (only UK Off More 40%) at: amazon.co.uk/dp/B0031MA0ZE/?tag=reviews.cnet.co.uk-21
Good: I love all the technology behind it.
Bad: Nothing really bad only that having a smaller sensor it tends to less perfection at higher ISOs. But I can live with it.
Comment: Being a compact camera it is more than sufficient to provide me with enough picture quality that most people need. I love all the technology behind it.
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