Start with a very slender, compact body (3.7 x 2.1 x 0.7"/9.4 x 5.3 x 1.8 cm), add a Leica 4x wide-angle lens (28-112mm equivalent in 35mm format), gently stir in 16.1MP resolution and a 2.7" LCD monitor, and what do you get? A terrific, affordable little digital camera.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Black) has everything you could ask for, plus lots of features you might not think of. Like fast autofocus, fast start-up time, and a very short release-time (shutter) lag. Or 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--just push one button. Blurry pictures will be a distant memory with the FH5--sensitivity up to ISO 6400 plus MEGA O.I.S. image stabilization banishes those shaky images forever. You can even shoot up to 4.4 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.