I'm impressed with the quality of photos and ease of use of this camera. We purchased as a "secondary camera", i.e. we have a 4x more expensive Canon that I don't like carrying some places due to its size (amusement parks, beach) and this is camera is a very nice pocket camera. Nice to be able to throw it in my pocketbook and have it available on a whim, certainly better than a smartphone camera. Got it on sale at a great price which makes it even better.
I had purchased a Nikon point and click and wasn't happy with it-not quick, lots of features that I didn't need, etc. I found the Panasonic Lumix and I'm in love. It's light weight, easy to use, great pictures, quick shutter. It's perfect. Great price too.