DigitalCameraInfo has posted a preview on Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01, the world’s smallest point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 14.02.06) with 28mm wide angle Leica DC zoom lens, featuring a 6.0 megapixels (CCD), Leica DC 3.6x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-102mm) lens, Image Stabilizer, and a 2.5-inch LCD screen.
“In terms of value the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 is a strong contender, due to the 28-102mm wide angle zoom lens which is capable of recording true 16:9 in both still and video recording modes with optical image stabilization for under $350. The camera has a handful of preset shooting modes, a couple of manual control options, minimal image editing in playback mode. Its 2.5-inch LCD with 207K resolution comes in four body colors for a little theoretical personalization, and the small frame and clean external and internal design should allow easy navigation and comfortable portage. But if full manual control is wanted within this price range, it may make sense to look at other alternatives. ”