All cameras are a compromise, this has compromised with the size. This camera is in no way a compact camera, as it is more comparable to an SLR in size. The image sensor is significantly smaller than an SLR. What do you get? Well, you get a first-class "all-in-one -kamera" with a very competent objective, which only it had cost four times the money for a SLR, moreover, it had been four times larger and four times heavier. You get a speedy camera, packed with all the features you could possibly need including 4k video. The autofocus is the fastest I've experienced in a non-SLR. The viewfinder is wonderful to use, the camera lies comfortably in the hand and all the controls are where they should be. Is not it a bit plasticky, but it's better than a lot heavier camera.
The only downside I can think of is that it lacks the touch, it is very easy to put the focus point with the touch when you got used to it, it is annoying not to be able to do it.
I have previously had both SLR and a smaller compact 1 "sensor (Canon G7X, the same sensor as this). With the camera system, I always had the" wrong "lens with me and was constantly looking for better lens. With compact camera suktade I am always looking for more zoom options . this is for me the best compromise. and given that the successor FZ2000 cost twice as much, and the nearest competitor Sony RX10 II cost nearly 16,000, I think this is terrible affordable.