Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1

Announced Jan 6, 2010 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 35 – 140 mm (4×)

Great value for money recently made it a must buy - "£93? Really? For a metal-cased current-model Panasonic? Yes and Yes again please" (literally - bought one for a friend's birthday and one for myself). After getting rid of a fuji Z5 a few years ago, missed having a discreet little 'top-pocket' cam - this is an ideal update on that unit. Lens starts at a Costco 35mm so no luxe wide at this price point which is a shame as that would give it the perfect 'piste to party' lens, and only 4x ...

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Nice camera with great features for the price. The optical stabilization is quite a good feature and I really like the folded lens design - it keeps the lens safe when I have the camera in my pocket. You get a lot for the money here. 12.1 megapixel is plenty - we are well beyond the need for more as I rarely blow prints up past 8x10 or so. 12 mega can go 16" plus. The iA feature is good and the auto-focus is great. Also this camera starts up in about 1.5 seconds after the lens cover is ...

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