Conclusion: And yet, with Panasonic suggesting a sales price of £179 at the time of writing, and given that for the relatively modest outlay you're getting a solidly built camera that marries 14 megapixels to a 4x optical zoom within a body depth of just 18.6mm, this camera feels very fair value indeed.
Pros: User-friendly set-up and operational menus, fast and responsive, for the most part a reliable snapper with robust mainly metal construction and 4x optical zoom range makes the price tag appear very good value
Cons: Optical zoom disabled when shooting video, not Full HD movies, positioning of lens means that finger tips can creep into shot, noise visible at ISO 400 and above
Summary: So do the features of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3 collectively stack up to offer yet another candidate for the casual photographer's perfect travel companion? The inclusion of HD video (but not HDMI connectivity) alongside the whopping stills resolution is a bonus, as is the slightly bigger zoom...