The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 is a simple camera that will appeal to the every day user. It's not packed with a raft of features, but it does have an impressive 8x optical zoom in a sleek body, which is sure to appeal to holiday makers.

We liked

Images from the Panasonic FS35 are bright and sharp. The camera also seems to cope fairly well In low-light situations, which is a bit of an added bonus for a camera of this price and type.

We disliked

The range of art filters is a disappointment, and it would have been nice to see a few more fun features on this camera. It's also a shame there's no dedicated video record button that we find on many other compacts these days, and the screen is a little on the small side.

Final verdict

If you're looking for a no-frills camera that will still deliver good quality images, then the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 is a good choice to make.

With an easy to navigate menu system and few features to choose from, most of the control will lay with the camera, leaving you to concentrate on composition and getting great family snaps.