The compact SZ9 is indeed compact. You'll have no problem fitting it in your pocket, and the operation is about as straightforward as it gets.
The all-black, angular exterior of the SZ9 is a Panasonic staple. It's a very compact design, and the layout of the buttons is well crafted for the intended users. Better still, they're given room enough to prevent clunky operation.
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