Got a panasonic tz7 for christmas. The camera had little use and on 28th Feb 2010 it was being used in replay mode when the lcd screen went down. Comet have refused a refund and intimated that panasonic are refusing to accept these repairs claiming misuse. Search of the internet shows this is a common problem. To such an extent that kits are being sold on E Bay for the repair. Appears it may be a design fault in that interior workings impact the screen from the inside and cause the lcd to fail. There is even a video showing how to repair the problem. The camera has only been treated with kid gloves and transported in the proper panasonic case. Camera is now at Panasonic for assessment. Any others with the same problem ?

Also before purchasing this model do a search on net for more information. Also consider carefully where to purchase it from as Comet have not been at all help full.