Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 review
Excelent optics and digital zoom! Even on 24x
(6x optical + 4x digital)! Outstanding battery life, one pair last for 100-150 shoots. Good mechanical construction, camera has very low weight. Perfect manual white balance. Optical image stabilizer works well.
Noise pics. Any ISO value greater that 100 is useless.
Requires good lightening to make good pics, in low light condition pics are too noisy and loses sharpness. Flash is too weak, and is placed at worst position - under your finger when you hold the camera.LCD is not so good.
Conclusion: best day time camera for under $300 with 6x optical zoom, useless at night.