The FX35 is old by digital camera standards. Take a look at a new Panasonic point-and-shoot model, like the FH20. The specs are more impressive, and it costs less. Here's what we had to say about the FX35 when it was released in January 2008:
The Panasonic Lumix FX35 is a mid-range point & shoot camera with two big hooks: an extra-wide 25mm lens and HD (1280x720 pixel) video recording and output. While it lacks manual controls, the camera's solid, stabilized 4x optical zoom and easy operation, paired with the abovementioned marquee features, make it an enticing gadget camera. The FX35 also automatic shooting mode that chooses the best ISO setting, shutter speed, image stabilization, and so on in order to produce evenly exposed images in all conditions. In total, this is a good buy for the consumer who wants to just grab and go, and not have to worry about a secondary video recorder.