A serious piece of photography....
by Hardik Madhak on 2012-12-06
guys i must say dis camera impressed me alot....1st and foremost details given over here in flipkart differs wid da orignal product....the loweest shutter speed is 1/4 sec not 1/15...
comming to the camera it provides a platform btwn the simple point and shoot and dslr...
the zoom is excillent and the image does not shake even at 21x zoom thnx to O.I.S its the best in class i have even chkd the sony dsch-100,nikon l810 but no one provides stability like dis...
moreover this cam provides u to set aperture and shutter speed iso etc manually if u dnt knw how to wrk wid dis the auto mode is also grt....my advise is dat dnt go for brand name niko canon etc...and panasonic is not a small brand... but people do thnk lyk dis...
its a serious piece of steal go for it guys it will not disappoint u anyway...
p.s-i bought dis cam from a local dealer in ahemdabad and it cost me arund 10800 bucks wid all the freebies which is provided by flipkart...
5star from my side...go for it.
Awesome first camera! :D
by Rimzim Basu on 2013-04-05
I've been using this camera for 6 months now without any failures or decrease in performance. Till now, I have taken 400+ photos of crystal clear quality.
Firstly I would like to thank all the reviewers of this product for helping me find a camera that suits my needs and for their reviews. Thanks to Flipkart for the lightning fast delivery and the great packaging, though these 3 days I was getting impatient! :P
Frankly, I've never handled such a camera before. It's funny but the last camera we owned was the old Kodak one. I've only used digicams from some friends but always admired the close up and crisp pics online and in the magazines. This is seriously a great camera for a beginner who can't afford a DSLR now but willing to own one someday! :D
Though I'm still quite unfamiliar with all the features and modes of this camera, there are some that I found really nice! Tried out the Program, Sports, Intelligent Auto mode, Flash and all that. Really nice grip. Great shape and solid build. Pics are great even at greater zoom. I tried the macro mode to capture close up of flowers. My friend took a macro of her phone and even the slightest dust on the screen was there in the pic :D The great thing about this cam is that it has manual mode too and a great shutter speed. I wanted to go for Canon but changed my mind when I read that it drains a lot of battery even though it has a high shutter speed.
TIP-- make sure you refer the manual (elaborate one is in the CD) when using it for the first time. Everything is written clearly, ie. inserting batteries, memory card, fastening the lens cap, neck strap etc. etc. Be patient and calm and you'll get to know a lot. The more time you spend with your camera, the more you'll discover.
One drawback-- I dunno but I felt that the battery door is a bit flimsy. When using it for the first time, the moment I inserted the batteries, I had to literally fight with the cover to shut it. I was scared that I might break it! So be careful with that.
You'll surely enjoy when people really admire the pics you've taken and certainly admire your camera! It may not be a very pricey one but you'll enjoy the attention it gets!
When you enable Digital zoom in the setup, you'll get more zoom! Recently I took a pic of the full moon and trust me, it was NASA type with craters visible! :D If your hands shake, get a tripod or a support like a window sill.
I still have to discover a lot and pinpoint more features and drawbacks. It's not the best but it's better than a whole lot out there and it will not disappoint you at this price. As an amateur, I'm loving this camera and will never regret the decision of buying it! :D
Note-- For the people who are complaining of bad quality, it can happen due to a lot of reasons like damaged internal parts, duplicate products etc. Even the reviews online say it's an awesome camera. I have taken a lot of pics ranging from very short distances to long distances such as the moon, and all came out perfectly. The pics in my laptop appear exactly as it appears on the LCD screen. Crisp and Clear!
You need to know how to focus, play with different settings and take A-class pics! When others can do it with the same camera, you can too! :D
Awesome Camera at Best Price
by Sonal Sinha on 2013-01-07
I considered fujifilm, nikon l810 and canon but none matched its features.
Nikon L810 is second best to this because price is 1500 bucks more as well as it is plasticky compared to faux leather used on this and because Nikon doesn't have manual controls and this one has.
Lastly its battery life is Industry best with 380 shots taken in 1 single battery recharge.
Zoom is 21x but in manual mode you can increase it upto 48.5x so just awesome.
I clicked a picture of a man standing in a building 1.5 kms away from my terrace and it was absolutely clear.
You can even shoot running dogs and flying birds adjusting the shutter speed.
Awesome night pics as well.
So all in all a very SLR feeling with price very less and very easy to use for non technical persons as well like my father or mother.
Good bridge camera for a beginner
by pradyumna chatterjee on 2013-07-31
I will just list my observations:
* good color reproduction
* screen bright enough
* 11 point auto focus
* low light performance is bad
* Flash intensity levels cannot be controlled
* some focusing mode always fail to reproduce sharp results - eg area focus,
( I have come to trust 1 point focus and 11 point focus only)
* the camera goes haywire if you switch it on without removing the lens cap
* no zoom while video capture
I'm satisfied with the camera's performance considering the price. I think it surpasses the competition (even established brands of canon and Nikon). I have not listed all the good stuff as I think its the cons of a tool that help you choose what you can live with. I would recommend visiting flick's camera finder feature to check image quality and color reproduction.
I would recommend this camera to a beginner only who want to skip smaller compacts but does not want to reach out to DSLR range.
Btw, did not buy from flipkart, so no word on their service for this camera
by Kiran Masur Sirsi on 2013-12-24
flipkart.com, you were awesome at your all process...no words to explain...coming to the camera, It's a good camera with 21X optical zoom,anybody can go for it,if you are expecting a camera at this price range..Micro mode shooting is pretty good,distant photography is also good as well,i took a snap of moon and the image was better than my expectation,it has sports mode,scenery,portrait,iA,etc., all are good....overall the camera is very good remember panasonic is not a bad company it has got its own prestige in gadget world, as great quote says "don't judge the book by seeing it's binding",see the performance and think on other companies like nikon,canon,sony etc.,( i am not saying that they are bad but saying panasonic is good)... Remember camera comes with 4GB sandisk memory card,8 batteries [4 in camera box+ 4 in flipkart box(charbable)],battery charger by 'envie' company....This is all about if you are interested just buy this,almost camera is feels like a SLR....Thank you...:-)
nice product worth buying
by Dinesh Nayak on 2013-03-06
nice camera easy to shoot .OIS (optical image stabilizer) works f9.. both in auto mode & manual mode photo quality is awesome. 21x zoom & 25mm sensor makes clicking a photo to a new level. BUT the problem is 480p LCD display & panorama shoot mode both sucks. LCD dosnt have more pixel to show exact photo quality & in panorama photo it is unable to join 3 photo into 1. but finally its a worth to buy product.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 Point & Shoot
by Eswar R on 2013-03-02
I didn't buy this camera through flipkart. But this site helped me to find this camera.
I got a master piece from Panasonic in the price range I was ready to spend.
I'm amazed by the features this camera offers while comparing with all other Cams in this price range.
It gives 21 zoom. I'm telling u guys, read the user manual. It will tell you how to take pictures in the best way possible. Follow it and u will have the result.
First learn how to do it. Then do it.
This is my first dig-camera and I'm very impressed.
Simply superb. Loving it.
Yeah.. It gives 3 years warranty. :-)
Good Product in this Price..Go for Gold ppl.....
by Naresh Venkata,Vizag on 2012-12-06
hai frnds,my sister gifted me this product on the eve of dushera,trust me its jst awesome product frm Panasonic.first i went to buy Canon/Nikon to buy,but after seeing the product specs,features,3 years warranty,clarity and price we were impressed.even Canon/Nikon dont have Panoramic shot.Ofcourse Sony has but still this Product is unmatched.This is my first product of Panasonic and im really happy!!!!!!!!!
A good product for Entry Level user
by Sagar Surve on 2014-04-30
I bought this about 7-8 months back and I think it as a good camera for basic entry level users. Before buying i've gone through multiple options and at this price range I think this one is the best as far as its specifications goes.
The only problem is that you cannot shoot instantly. When you want click, you need to first auto focus the object by half click and then press full click. If you press full click directly many times the shot doesn't come or it takes 2-3 seconds for auto focus. Because of this you may loose THE PRECIOUS MOMENT where quickness is needed.
e.g. I could not capture THE MOMENT in price distribution ceremony of my child as taking price from chief guest was just in 5-6 seconds and my camera misbehaved exactly at that time. :(
Otherwise it is a good product for picnic and all indoor / outdoor functions. Price and zoom is a major advantage in this.
Good Camera @ best price
by Ajit Shukla on 2013-12-09
PROS:- Use it for a great zoom 21x.
great battery life.
Nice picture Quality.
Taking time for focusing an object .
not a great camera for night photographs.
shutter speed sometimes creates problems
But remember it's not a DSLR. So it's a great buy for me.
And the Delivery speed of Flipkart is Superb.
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