Gordon, the screen on the Pentax above is useless
outside and the screen on my mobile (cell) phone is very hard to see as well. The screen on the TZ10 is better but not real clear for focusing on details.
I attempted to take a macro shot of a tiny flower (3mm diameter) but I noticed the battery indicator flashing. Next thing I know, the camera shut down.
Have charged the battery and will have another go tomorrow using my left hand to shield the screen from the sun.
I bought this camera as a go EVERYWHERE
camera. While standing at one intersection, I zoomed in on a pub a block away and took a picture. I am very happy with the zoom range. I haven't tried video yet.