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on 8 December 2013
I bought this camera with high expectations, having had good results from the TZ10. One of the main features which swung my decision was the inclusion of an EVF.
However, I have found the images are not up to the standard of the TZ10 - they are dull in comparison. I have been in touch with Panasonic, sent them test shots from both cameras, and, surprise surprise, they say there is no problem and that the images are acceptable.
And the battery life is very short - about 130 images, not using flash. Unfortunately this camera is not supplied with a battery charger, so re-charges have to be carried out in-camera, which of course means the camera can't be used while this is being done. A second battery is therefore absolutely essential.
This is a very lightweight camera, with lots of features (hence 3 stars - 2 stars seemed a bit too mean) but sadly for me, let down by disappointing image quality and battery life.