Pros Touch screen. I bought a clear cover to protect it - would be nice if this was included.
Quick from turning on to taking a pic.
Good speed between shots.
Auto intelligent mode is great for lazy photographers like me.
Video quality is good.
Cons Zoom could be better for my liking, but not essential to some people.
Summary I did a lot of research online before buying a new camera.
The main things I wanted were:
- point and shoot
- not too large
- good lens
- wide angle
- good zoom
- auto and some manual features
- not too gimmicky
- video, limited only to memory card
- HD images and video
- ability to zoom during video recording
- not too expensive in comparison to similar cameras available
- no GPS
- touch screen a bonus.
The Panasonic FX580 pretty much covered all these things. I have only had it for a month so far, but I am very happy with my purchase.