Oh Panasonic, why are you so good to us? We're still swooning over theand point-and-shoot cameras, when we're seduced by the new 10.1-megapixel Lumix DMC-FX35. The slinky successor to the magnificent , the FX35 boasts a super-duper wide-angle lens, provided by the old hands at Leica.
The 4x optical zoom is correspondingly larger than average, equivalent to a sultry 25mm wide angle going up to 100mm on a 35mm film camera. A snapper this svelte with such a wide angle is bound to turn a lot of heads.
Panasonic's usual feature line-up is here, with intelligent auto mode doing all the thinking, mega OIS keeping things steady, alongside face detection and the usual assortment of scene modes. The high-definition buzzword gets a look-in too, with 720p HD video and stills on offer.
Red-eye can be digitally corrected in-camera, while a new intelligent exposure function aims to tweak the exposure of darkened areas in the shot to avoid loss of detail, especially in high-contrast images. We'll be testing all these features in our forthcoming review.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35 is available now for around £200, but who can put a price on love? Click for the next page to check out the FX35 from behind. -Rich Trenholm
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