A great little camera with a superb lens and a reasonably long optical zoom. Switched off with the lens retracted this little gem will easily slip into your back pocket. It is, as you would expect from Panasonic, very well put together. It powers up more or less instantly so you can always have it handy and the screen is bright and easy to see even in full sunlight. The camera is equipped with a wide range of modes but to be honest you will probably use a camera like this as a point and shoot. Having said that there is a range of options if you do want to get a bit technical. It scores over the opposition by having a 25mm max wide angle and while this might not sound much better than the normal 28 or 30 it makes a big difference when you are shooting indoors. For the size and money you would struggle to find a better compact.