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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 review

A stylish touch screen compact with a bright Leica lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 Review: Our conclusion

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.

We liked


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.

We disliked


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.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size8.9 cm (3.5")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)124 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Flash Memory Capacity70 MB
Minimum Focus Distance30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate50 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution12.5 Megapixel
Height55.2 mm
Width99.7 mm
Depth20.6 mm
Autofocus Points23
Focal Length4.30 mm to 21.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-FX77
Product NameLumix DMC-FX77 Compact Camera
Product LineLumix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-FX77EB-K
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

The DMC-FX77 packages a f/2.5 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT lens with 24mm ultra wide-angle and 5x optical zoom(35mm camera equivalent: 24-120mm). The f/2.5 lens lets the camera shoot at higher shutter speed and capture clear, blur-free images in lower lighting situation. The 24mm wide-angle lens captures approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to a normal 35mm lens. The DMC-FX77 also features the 12.1-megapixel Hi-speed CCD and the Venus Engine FHD featuring Intelligent Resolution technology and 6.5x Intelligent Zoom are also incorporated.

Battery Life200 Shot
Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-FX77 Compact Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Stylus Pen
  • AC Cable
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone