Panasonic Lumix FX37 digital camera

Panasonic Lumix FX37 digital camera

Cool Yule Rating: 4.5 stars

Price: $252 (Amazon.com)

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Description: It's amazing how much power and flexibility can be packed into a tiny point-and-shoot digtal camera. Panasonic has done a great job adding features into the Lumix FX 37 while keeping the camera tiny – perfect for a pocket or pocketbook. The FX 37 comes with a wide-angle lens (25mm – great for panorama or landscape photos) and can zoom to 125mm for close-ups and portrait shots. Panasonic also stocked it with 10.1 megapixel and Leica glass for great photos. It's got all the bells and whistles, including bursting (rapid fire shots), face detection, various "scene" modes to suit the conditions you may be taking pictures in and can shoot HD (720p) video.

The only complaint I have is where the zoom toggle and function wheels are placed – sometimes you hit the function wheel, which is under your right thumb when composing a shot, when you are trying to zoom. Also, while it does have a very compact size, that can be an issue if you have large hands – you may end up with lots of photos of your fingers.

But for just over $250, this is a great little camera for someone on the go.

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