I'm very happy with my Panasonic Lumix camera. I've had it for 7 years now and am still happy. It's compact, decent to look at and takes decent quality pictures. It has been on many vacations with me. It was also a great value and I purchased on sale.
I only have two issues with this camera:
1) There is quite a lengthy delay between pushing the button and the picture being taken. I am struggling now that I have kids to get a picture while they are still looking and smiling.
2) It's not so great at action shots. I get a lot of blurry images.
I bought this digital camera a few years ago, when 4.0 was the highest in mega pixels that you could go. For the average person, that is the most that you will need anyway, so buying anything bigger is kind of a waste of money, say experts. 4.0 mega pixels gives you a good resolution to print pictures of most sizes, including 8x10s. I personally take a lot of pictures, so going digital was a must for me. This is a fairly straight forward camera that is easy to use. I only had to read up on a few things, but for the most part I was able to just turn it on and start clicking away. Also, I love how large the screen is, so I can see what I am taking a picture of, and what I have taken, without straining my eyes.
This website: http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/content/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-LC70-Digital-Camera-Review.htm had this to say about my camera:
"The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC70 is a point-and-shoot hybrid model put out with a MSRP of US $299.99, making it by far one of the lowest priced models in the Lumix series of digital cameras. With a 3x optical zoom, the Leica DC lens has a 1/2.5â€, 4.2 total MP, 4.0 effective MP CCD. It can record still images in five sizes, and motion in a 320 x 240 format only. Manually, the user can control White Balance, ISO settings, and automatic focus and exposure settings. Its squared body makes it an easier camera to carry, though not especially advantageous in regards to slipping into your back pocket. Burst shooting capable, this unit can direct print as well, by using the USB port. It can play back captured video via TV monitor or on camera, although Audio cannot be played back on this product when viewing in-camera movies."
When you play back video on this digital camera there is no sound unless you put it on your computer. Some newer cameras have sound right on them when you play it back.
The only thing that I would really change about this camera is that it needs to be a little thinner and compact. It is a decent size, but nowadays technology is getting smaller and smaller.
***I'm not going to bother with a price point in, since they are always changing when new technology comes around.
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