The title says it all really. I was looking for a compact camera to carry around rather than pack my SLR on every trip. What I didn't want was to lose too much in the quality or features dept. The image quality this produces is really good and there's a fair bit of control to be had too (albeit some features are buried in menus so less handy when trying to keep up with the action). Menus are intuitive but pretty big since there's a lot on offer. The video and audio quality is pretty good too for a camera of this size. Ergonomically the camera is well designed and about the smallest I would like for normal 'man sized' hands. The grip is pleasant to the touch and there's a small thumb grip at the back which helps you keep a good hold. I bought a Lowepro Rezo 30 Digital Camera Pouch for Panasonic TZ6, TZ7, Canon G10, Canon SX200, A1100 - Black as I wanted a small case to carry it around and the fit is perfect.