You're phone can usually work as the basic camera you take with you, but if you need a little more power or a bit of extra reach with zoom, a compact could still help you out, which is where Panasonic's latest could be useful.
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A drone maker has just made a camera built to be smaller and more stable than anything you might hold by hand, and at $599, it's a camera that could seriously grab some attention.
Some devices have a special feature that makes them stand out. That might be the "X-factor", but for Panasonic's second-gen advanced pocket camera, it's more of an LX-factor.