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Tiny, but with many compromises
on 16 July 2013
+ It's really tiny, amaxingly so - very convenient to slip in a pocket
+ Battery is good for 200-250+ photos, camera recharges reasonably quickly via USB cable
- Image quality sadly lacking, "mushy" photos
- Button presses in menu navigation sometimes not acted on for up to 10 seconds - this is absolutely *pitiful*, Panasonic.
- Even turned up to the max brightness, screen can be impossible to see in bright sunlight
- Camera will on occasion hang, especially if you are using one of the arty modes. You will need to remove and re-insert the battery as none of the buttons work.
Assuming Panasonic get their act together and fix their firmware, it might actually be an OK camera to use. Until then, either live with the bugs and limitations, or just avoid.
In retrospect, having used it a lot more in the last couple of weeks, I wish I'd avoided.