Today we were off to Deeks Lake, a hike I have never done. I'm still learning the camera but I'm pleased so far with the results. It's not the camera for everyone but it seems to meet my needs for compactness, zoom and decent video.
The first is a wide angle shot across the lake. The second is the same shot at the max optical zoom of 14X. The third is with full digital zoom. I've never found digital zoom to be at all useful but in this case the results are acceptable.
Once I've had some time with the camera I'll try to post my overall impressions. A friend also picked up the Panasonic ZS7 so we plan a little head to head comparison.