Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 review

A slim 16.1MP compact camera with a 28mm Leica lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 review
This 16.1MP compact camera comes in black, silver, red and violet

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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.

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.