When it was time to purchase a new camera I wanted to push the budget and get a decent one and I can tell you now I am seriously glad I purchased this particular camera.
The camera layout is great and is very user friendly so you don't have to read through a 200 page manual to know how to take a simple picture and view it afterwards.
One of the modes on the camera will do all of the hard work for you to obtain the perfect picture, what I mean by this is the camera itself will eradicate any red eye, any blurring on the image so that in return the picture itself will be incredibly sharp and detailed and will not have you trying 5 times to get that perfect shot of your friends, family, landscape etc.
Also the LCD screen on the back is massive and bright so you can easily tell whether or not you wish to keep the image without squinting at the screen. The Zoom is plentiful and you can easily take close up shots (handy for baby photos!) without losing any quality.
This camera accepts the latest SD memory card which is SDHC which Panasonic also sell but Play themselves also sell for a very good price. The battery life is also good and reliable on this camera and the charger comes equipped in the box.
It takes something very special for me to give maximum marks but this camera has exceeded my expectations and as a result definitely deserves the 5 Star rating.