Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 - Test shots: Zoom, Contrast and Colour Review

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”’Here are some general test shots taken with the FX77 to give an idea of performance ability when it comes to image quality, dynamic range, colour rendition and focal range.”’


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When shooting in normal mode with the FX77 there’s the ability to select the ‘color mode’ options with a press of the menu button if you feel your image needs a boost in terms of saturation, or even toning down. The vivid mode always coms in handy for adding a bit of visual punch.


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Although most images will benefit from a slight adjustment for brightness and contrast in the image editing package of your choice, this is a camera that delivers more than acceptable results straight off the bat, as this unadulterated swans image reveals. Yes, we’ve lost a bit of detail in the highlights but overall the camera has made the right decision when it comes to focus and exposure.


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Good depth of field here with detail maintained from front to back of shot, contrast more or less spot on and colours attractive, if veering towards the warm end of the spectrum. Again, a good result, and especially so from a pocket snapshot.


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Here we selected the vivid colour mode option to try and highlight the flowering yellows, the blue of the sky, the red of the walls bricks and the brown-ish green of the moss thereon. Whilst this has produced a very usable result, pleasingly it isn’t garishly overdone.


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Score


Score in detail

  • Value 7
  • Image Quality 8