Resolution was disappointing
Color accuracy that rivals some DSLRs, a highly capable image stabilizer, low noise, and no less than 27 scene modes; these are the selling points of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5. Although resolution was disappointing, the rest of this cameraâ??s numbers equal performance that is hard to believe at less than $200. Enclose all this in an attractive chassis, throw on a touchscreen, and youâ??ve got what seems like an incredible bargain.
Solidly built camera
And yet, with Panasonic suggesting a sales price of Â£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.
The FP3 features a build quality that trumps others in its price bracket, and a feature set that, given this is an unassuming snapshot model in all other respects, is again impressive for the cost.
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