Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 Review

4.0
April 6, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 99.7 x 55.2 x 20.6 mm / (3.93 x 2.17 x 0.81 in)
Weight Approx. 126g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.28 lb) / Approx. 142g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.32 lb)

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type CCD sensor / 12.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F2.5 - 5.9/ Iris Diaphragm (F2.5 - 8 (W) / F5.9 - 18 (T))
Optical Zoom 5x
Focal Length f=4.3-21.5mm (24-120mm in 35mm equiv.) / (26-130mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 6.1x (4:3 / 8M), 7.8x (4:3 / 5M), 9.8x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 6.5x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT / 7 elements in 6 groups / (3 Aspherical Lenses / 5 Aspherical surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Off /On / Active Mode(only for motion picture))
Digital Zoom 4x / ( Max. 20.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) / (Max. 39.2 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO/ movie recording: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
Focus Range Display Yes
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Normal / AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF, AF Tracking, Touch AF/AE, Continuous AF(only for motion picture)
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot / Touch Area
Shutter Speed Still: 8 - 1/4000 sec / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec
Shutter Interval approx. 0.3 sec

Recording

Motion Picture Recording (*2) [4:3] VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG) / QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / [HD Movie] 1920x1080 pixels, 50i (Sensor output is 25p) / (FSH:17Mbps/AVCHD) / 1280x 720 pixels, 50p (Sensor output is 25p) (SH:17Mbps/ AVCHD ) / 1280x 720 pixels, 30fps (QuickTime MotionJPEG)
AVCHD with picture quality (Continuous recordable time[motion pictures]) approx. 60 min (FSH), 65 min (SH)
AVCHD with picture quality (Actual recordable time[motion pictures]) approx. 35 min (FSH), 38 min (SH)
Motion Deblur Yes
Face Recognition Photo
Optical Image Stabilizer Photo / Movie
Intelligent ISO Control Photo
Face Detection Photo / Movie
Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro) / Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)
Intelligent Exposure Photo / Movie
AF Tracking Photo / Movie
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
Intelligent Resolution Technology Photo / Movie
File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / 3D Image: MPO / Motion picture: AVCHD, QuickTime Motion JPEG
AVCHD / AVCHD Lite REC PAL
One-Touch Movie Button Yes
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, 3D Photo, SCN, Cosmetic, My Color
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, / Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst(Image priority / Speed priority), Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial, Photoframe
Movie Scene Mode Portrait, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Beach, Snow, Aerial, High Sensitivity / (Activated by selecting Still Picture Scene Mode then pressing movie button. Still Picture Scene Modes without corresponding Movie Scene Mode is recorded in Normal Mode)
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 3.7 frames/sec Max. 7 images / High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6 frames/sec (image priority) / approx. 10 frames/sec (speed priority) / (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)
MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] (Continuous recordable time[motion pictures]) approx. 75 min
MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] (Actual recordable time[motion pictures]) approx. 40 min
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 ~1EV step, Max +/-1, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Max Auto ISO Setting No
Aspect Ratio 1:1 / 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Still Picture Recording [1:1]2992x2992(9M) / 2448x2448(6M EZ) / 1920x1920(3.5M EZ) / 1536x1536(2.5M EZ) / 480x480(0.2M EZ) / [4:3] 4000x3000(12M) / 3264x2448(8M EZ) / 2560X1920(5M EZ) /2048X1536(3M EZ) / 1600x1200(2M EZ) / 640x480(0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4000x2672 (10.5M) / 3264x2176 (7M EZ)/ 2560x1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640x424(0.3M EZ) / [16:9] 4000x2248 (9M) / 3264x1840 (6M EZ)/ 2560x1440(3.5M EZ) / 1920x1080 (2M EZ) / 640x360 (0.2M)
Image Quality Fine / Standard (3D mode: MPO Fine / MPO Standard )
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set / (Selectable at Portrait, Transform, Self-Portrait, Panorama Assist, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Highspeed Burst, Pinhole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic, Cosmetic?
Color Mode / Color Effect My Color Mode (Expressive /Retro / Pure / Monochrome / High Dynamic / Silhouette / Pin Hole / Film Grain), Color Mode (Standard / Vivid / Natural / Black & White / Sepia / Cool / Warm), Happy (only in iA Mode)
Real-time histogram Yes
Composition Guide line Yes (2 pattern)
Auto Review off,1sec, 2sec, Hold
Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume No / No
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Macro Zoom Yes
Orientation Detector Yes
Scene Mode Help Screen No
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
Focus Icon Select Yes (in Face Recognition only)

Playback

Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, Category, Favorites), Album Playback, Dual Image Playback, Calendar Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes / Touch Magnification
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / Yes
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Playback Motion Picture Yes
Slideshow Mode All / Picture Only / Video Only / 3D / Album / Category / Favorites / BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Show Histogram Yes
Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Trim / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Movie REC Guide Yes
Wind-Cut in Motion Picture Yes
Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes

Others

LUMIX Image Uploader Yes
LCD Monitor 8.8cm (3.5") TFT Full Touch Screen LCD Display (230K dots), AR / Field of View : approx. 100% / Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode, High Angle mode
Touch Panel Yes
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / 0.6 - 5.9m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.5m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 70MB
Microphone / Speaker Mono / Yes
Interface mini HDMI, AV Output (PAL), USB2.0 High speed
Viera Link Yes
HDMI output Auto Only (Unselectable)
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 680mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life (approx.) 200 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 HD Lite Edition / QuickTime / Adobe Reader / Super LoiLoScope ( trial version)
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Stylus Pen, AC Cable, AV Cable, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM

Further Specifications

NOTE ?Motion images can be recorded continuously for up to 29 min 59 sec. / ?If [Rec Quality] is set to [FSH], and if the surrounding temperature is high, or motion picture is recorded continuously, is displayed, and the recording may be stopped halfway through.

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