Summary: In short: the FX-37 is small, solid, and noisy, and it has a fantastic lens. I have always had and loved Canon Elphs, and I imagine that the noise is handled better on the SD880, but it is not going to be noticeable unless you print at 8x10. The lens and HD video at this price is a killer combo.
Summary: This is a fine little pocket camera. It has a feeling of being well-built and solid. It is tiny in size so it's convenient to slip into a pocket for easy transport. It has enough features to satisfy the casual to more advanced user.
Summary: The pictures crisp, and videos clear, almost perfect in every sense. The Intelligent Auto (iA) is the best feature. Works well. What does not make it perfect 10 is - the tones, pictures in low light conditions tend to have more magenta and lacks depth.
Summary: I needed a new small digital camera and decided on Canon or Panasonic due to input from several sources and many weeks of research. The camera had to have at least 5x zoom, my biggest requirement until I started reading and hearing about the advantages of a wide-angle lens.
Quality camera, responsive, great 25-125mm f/2.8-5.9 lens
8 December 2008
Summary: The exemplary build quality gives this camera a luxury feel. The camera is dense, feels hefty for its size when picked up, unlike many similar cameras that feel like a piece of plastic. This is a fine example of Japanese craftsmanship. It is fast and very responsive in operation.
Summary: I have purchased a number of Panasonic items over the years so I was failry comfortable in getting this camera when my wife, out of the blue as they do, indicated that she would like a camera mainly to take photos of our new grandson.
Summary: I'm a fairly old-fashioned guy when it comes to cameras. I grew up using a fully manual Pentax SLR with a fixed focal length 55mm lens. My main digital camera is a Nikon DSLR. So I am fairly picky when it comes to choosing a pocket camera to carry about to situations where I wouldn't carry the dSLR.