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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.1MP 5x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Good quality pictures
Good size
30 Reviews + 3 Awards
CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by both websites Ephotozine and Camera Labs, both of which concluded that this low megapixel camera was good.

This Panasonic camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review websites CNET.co.uk who wrote that this camera was fantastic.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Techradar this Panasonic digital camera has an overall expert rating of 80%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this camera is superb based on 7 user reviews. 5 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Owners think this low megapixel camera is one of the very best low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 9,075 owner and expert reviews (including 704 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Good Product Quality

A number of customers who bought the product said that it was good quality. Daniel Emil Ilie mentioned “Great professional quality for a compact”. Daniel Emil Ilie also mentioned “Pictures are of great quality thanks to the Leica 1”. Daniel Emil Ilie also wrote “Is of good quality, although the viewing angle is not the same as wide as you may wish”.

Easy to Use

A number of customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Five years ago Mrs. A. Welch said on Amazon “I have found it easy to use and particularly like the large flat screen which is the size of the whole camera” in their review of this digital camera. Mrs. A. Welch also mentioned “The zoom is easy to use”.

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use the menus. Daniel Emil Ilie mentioned on Amazon “The menus are simple and icons are self explanatory” and rated it 5 stars.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 reviewer concluded that the product was easy to setup. Five years ago John-Paul scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon “The picture modes are great for quickly setting up for awsome pics” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 owner reckoned that it had a good interface. Six years ago expert website Asia.cnet.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 review “While smartphone users will find the graphical menu interface easy to master” and rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 74 out of 100.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to handle. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review on expert website CNET.co.uk “We're not so keen on the handling as the sleek, trim body is devoid of easy grab points, b”.

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Nice Design

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “Panasonic launched the stylish Lumix DMC-FX77 compact digital camera in January 2011”. Expert website Letsgodigital.org wrote “Shortly after the CES Show in January of this year, Panasonic introduced four high-end compact digital cameras, including the stylish Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, also known as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 review. Digicambuyer.co.uk gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert website Digicam Buyer.co.uk “A stylish compact that offers more features than most”.

One person said that the product was a good design. Peter Bunde Hansen mentioned on Amazon “The design is exclusive and the camera fits nicely into the pocket because of its small size” and scored it 5 stars.

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Features

Good Technical Features

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it had good features. Six years ago expert website Ephotozine.com said “The FX77 has plenty of features such as the f/2.5 lens” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 review and scored this digital camera 80 out of 100. In the same month expert review site Asia.cnet.com mentioned “The Lumix DMC-FX78, features bright”. In the same month Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote on Digicam Buyer.co.uk “It’s hiding some impressive features” in their review and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 a rating of 80 out of 100.


Good Quality Lens

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 owners who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 reckoned that it had a good lens. Six years ago Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera “It has a bright f/2.5 lens and 3.5 inch LCD screen”. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “The bright f/2.5 lens will allow the user to take sharp clear images”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 reviewer who bought the product thought it had a good image stabiliser. Daniel Emil Ilie said on Amazon “The image focus and stabilisation work great” in his review and scored the product very highly.

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good autofocus. Six years ago expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 “Responsive touchscreen and decent focusing performance through to its reasonable image quality” and rated the product 4 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 reviewers said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “She wanted a better result from her pictures” in their review of this digital camera. Daniel Emil Ilie wrote “This is an excellent product for taking pictures and shooting movies” . Daniel Emil Ilie also mentioned “You can shoot decent pictures even with less light, which is useful if you want to take a close up of a baby without the flash”.

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Images produced are good whether shooting close-up or using the full 5x optical zoom, with the intelligent zoom a welcome addition” in their review.

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Good Video Capture

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Three years ago Peter Bunde Hansen mentioned “It takes great videos as well” and scored it very highly.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer said in their reviews that the product had a good screen.


Power

Good Battery Life

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good battery life. Laurenceparsons said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “There is no means (as far as I can tell) of simply recharging from a handy USB port”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of USB connections.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 owner wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 was good value for money. Computeractive.co.uk wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 review “It's good value” .


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

A few people reckoned that it was compact. Expert review site Cameralabs.com said “The Panasonic Lumix FX77, or FX78 as it's known in North America, is a 12.1 Megapixel compact with a 5x stabilised zoom” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Cameralabs.com also mentioned “Panasonic Lumix FX77 / FX78 verdict The Panasonic Lumix FX77 / FX78 is a 12.1 Megapixel compact with a 5x stabilised zoom”. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 produces some of the best images of any digital compact we've tested over the last couple of months” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 a score of 5 stars.

A number of people agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 was thin. Cameralabs.com wrote on Camera Labs “The FX77 / FX78 is slimmer and lighter than previous FX series models” and rated it 4 stars. Cameralabs.com also said “Slimmer and lighter than previous FX models”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 reviewer who purchased the product considered that it was a good body shape.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 has a relatively standard weight (142 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm (£434.07) (180g).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Panasonic camera has been on the market since February 2014.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-FX77 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Canon SX220 HS which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-FX77 has a pretty standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the P500, or the Coolpix 8800 both from Nikon which and both of have better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FX77 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon S120 (£179.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£279.95) (24x) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera is 1", the largest is 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.6". When compared to other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the display diagonal of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 of 3.5 inches is one of the largest.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-FX77 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Lumix DMC-FX77 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including the Nikon Coolpix 8800 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FX77 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of its better review score, the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm is also worth considering.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 features date imprinting. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also feature date imprinting.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 does not have a video out, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also do not have a video out.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Lumix DMC-FX77 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of its better review score, the Canon SX220 HS.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.3"" digital camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

A 1/2.33"" optical sensor size is in fact the worst optical sensor size across all cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

The best optical sensor size amongst similar types of digital camera is 4/3"".

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Only 1920 X 1920 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 has a 1920 x 1920 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 384 x 480 still image resolution(s). Similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago still image resolution(s) range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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12.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.1 megapixels digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 12.1MP digital cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the S120 (£179.99), and the 230 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K are also worth considering.

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Camera

Features Album Organization

The Lumix DMC-FX77 features album organization, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 features calendar, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-FX77 features histogram. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-FX77 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-FX77 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Lumix DMC-FX77 which takes 200 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The Lumix DMC-FX77 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Panasonic digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcfx77ebk, dmcfx77ega, dmcfx77egk, dmcfx77egs
Barcodes 05025232607198, 05025232607204, 05025232607211, 05025232607228, 05025232607242, 05025232607280, 05025232607327, 05025232607372

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 Review Sources

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