With a 3in touchscreen, high-resolution sensor and range of automated technology, is this the perfect fuss-free compact for under £200? The Panasonic Lumix FS22 review takes a closer look...
Value & Verdict
Panasonic Lumix FS22 review – Value
Having just been launched, the Lumix FS22’s asking price sails close to its £169.99 RRP. For this reason it may be worth waiting a while for a number of retailers to begin stocking the model, as it’s likely to come down in price and become more affordable. Is it worth £170 right now? Probably not, although once it drops below the £150 barrier it’ll be a strong competitor against similar entry-level compacts such as the Samsung SH100.
Panasonic Lumix FS22 review – Verdict
On the whole, the FS22 produces pleasing images and the lack of buttons around the back allows for a good-sized display, but the touchscreen can be awkward to operate and the menu system isn’t always the most helpful. With over 16MP on its small sensor the camera’s issues with image noise also come as little surprise. A decent compact that’ll be all the more worthy of purchase once the price drops.