Panasonic cameras generally have a lot to live up to and there's little chance of the FX77 disappointing anyone. it's a smartly designed, innovative, feature packed unit with a good build quality and, most importantly, it produces excellent images.
A typical compact camera price for a decent point and shoot is around the £250 mark which is a reasonable amount to pay. The FX77 is slightly more expensive but it's worth the additional outlay for the picture quality and the amount of fun you will have outweighs the extra amount of cash.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 will suit the younger technology orientated generation perfectly with its advanced features such as the touch screen and programmable "desktop" with interchangeable modes. Keen photographers will enjoy the quality of pictures that the camera can produce but won't like the lack of manual settings. it would be nice to be able to operate the aperture and shutter speed. Technophobes will also enjoy the intelligent auto system that will do all but take pictures for them.
Pictures produced were pin sharp and bursting with colour. The advanced approach of the touch screen and being able to interchange the icons on the screen is a great idea.
The main problem was that the touch screen isn't sensitive enough. Several times we found ourselves jabbing at the screen to make it work. We also dislike the lack of manual controls available.