Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3 Review
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Listed below are some of the rivals of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3.
Canon have entered the touch-screen camera market with their first ever interactive compact, the new Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS (also called the PowerShot SD980 IS Digital ELPH). The 3 inch LCD screen can be used to focus on the main subject, set the camera options and playback your images. In addition to getting all touch-feely, the Canon IXUS 200 also offers a wide-angle 5x zoom lens, 12 megapixels and 720p HD video. Available in a variety of colours for around £329.00 / $329 / €379.00, Gavin Stoker gets to grips with the Canon Digital IXUS 200 IS.
The Casio EX-FS10 is a new super-slim, super-fast compact digital camera. Measuring just 16.4mm deep and capable of taking 30 six megapixel images in one second, the EXFS10 is much more than just another run-of-the-mill pocket digicam. The 9 megapixel Casio FS10 has a 2.5 inch LCD screen and 3x optical zoom lens and can shoot both 720p HD and 1000fps super-slow-motion movies. Retailing for $349.99 / £299.99 and available in blue, gray, red and white, find out if the Casio EX-FS10 is all speed and no substance by reading our expert review.
The FinePix F70 is the latest camera to feature Fujifilm's revolutionary EXR technology, which offers you the choice of images with high resolution, expanded dynamic range or less noise at high ISO speeds. The Fujifilm F70EXR also offers two new shooting modes, Pro Focus Mode and Pro Low-light, which use multi-frame technology to create photos with greater depth-of-field and reduced noise, plus a versatile 10x zoom lens in a small and stylish body. Priced at just $279.95 / £229.99, is this the perfect compact camera for beginners and more experienced photographers alike? Read our expert review of the Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR to find out...
The Nikon Coolpix S70 is a new 12 megapixel compact camera with a very interesting OLED screen. The S70's large 3.5 inch monitor offers a touch-sensitive interface, featuring a Touch Shutter function that allows you to focus on and photograph a subject by simply touching it on the camera’s display. Other key features of the Nikon S70 include a 5x zoom lens with optical vibration reduction, Subject Tracking, Scene Auto Selector Mode and Nikon’s Smart Portrait System. The Nikon Coolpix S70 officially costs £339 / €379 / $399.95 - we find out if it's worth it in our latest expert review.
Looking for a stylish point and shoot compact that won't break the bank? The new Olympus mju 7040 (also called the Stylus 7040) could be the answer, with 14 megapixels, a 7x wide-angle zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen and 720p video all on offer. Zoltan Arva-Toth finds out if the Olympus mju / Stylus 7040 can live up to its promise.
The Lumix DMC-FP8 is the first in a new stylish series of cameras from Panasonic. Aimed at the fashion-conscious consumer, the FP8 features a flat aluminium body with an integral 4.6x optical zoom lens, plus an interface that lights up in blue when operated. In addition to all this adornment, the Panasonic FP8 also offers a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch LCD screen and ultra high speed auto-focus performance. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 is available in red, black or silver for £249.99 / $299.95. Gavin Stoker finds out if there's enough substance to match the style...
With Christmas literally round the corner and a worldwide recession in full swing, Samsung are offering a veritable stocking full of features in the form of the PL70 / SL720 camera. Priced at just £199 / $229.99, this bargain model offers a 12 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, 3 inch LCD screen and even 720p HD movies. Is the Samsung PL70 / SL720 the answer to your cash-strapped dreams this holiday season? Mark Goldstein finds out...
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 is a small, stylish and svelte pocket camera with a twist - it delivers excellent image quality in almost any situation. With Sony's new Exmor-R sensor at its heart, the TX1 takes great pictures in all lighting conditions, and thanks to its amazing 10fps burst mode, it can keep up with the action too. Other key features include touch-sensitive operation via the 3 inch LCD screen, innovative Sweep Panorama mode, a 4x zoom lens and ISO range of 100-3200. We find out if the Sony TX1 strikes the right balance between form and function in our latest expert review.