Panasonic marginally trumps Casio's megapixel count and is especially keen to push the fact it has a 28mm wide-angle and a 3.6x optical zoom. It also comes with an increasingly popular image-stabilisation feature and, according to Panasonic, automatically adjusts the ISO setting according to the lighting conditions and whether there’s anything moving. The burst mode snaps two frames a second at its top 12.1Mp setting.

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