A slender, compact body (3.7 x 2.1 x 0.7"/9.4 x 5.3 x 1.8 cm) with a Leica 4x wide-angle lens (28-112mm equivalent in 35mm format), combined with 14.1MP resolution and a 2.7" LCD monitor, and--Voila! A terrific, affordable little digital camera with everything you need in a compact digital camera.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Black) also has lots of features you might not think of--like fast autofocus, fast start-up time, and a very short release-time (shutter) lag. And an iA (Intelligent Auto) mode that takes care of everything for you (except pushing the shutter button). Shooting beautiful movies in 1280 x 720 HD video is a snap, too--just push one button. Blurry pictures will be a distant memory with the FH2--sensitivity up to ISO 6400 plus MEGA O.I.S. image stabilization banishes those shaky images forever. You can even shoot up to 5.5 frames per second in Hi-speed Burst mode (recorded in 3MP resolution).
28 different Scene modes (Portrait, Soft Skin, Panorama, Baby 1 and Baby 2, Beach, Candle Light, etc.) will make sure you've got the optimal settings for all the most common photo subjects. 8 color modes (Standard, Vivid, Natural, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, and Happy) make it easy to get creative with color.