The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 is a fantastic digital camera! The camera has a very impressive stabilised Leica 12x optical zoom lens that captures a lot of detail despite the cameras seemingly low 3 megapixel sensor. The camera has a very good macro mode. The camera has very good image quality - only slightly let down by noise. The Panasonic offers very good value for money as an easy to use, quick and powerful digital camera that consistantly produces good results.