Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 has a hefty price comes but also a hefty features set including great-looking still images, blazing fast speed, a touch-screen LCD, a bright lens, and powerful HD video recording.
Pros: Great still images. Powerful video recording options. Bright lens (f/2.2). Touch-screen interface. Automatic and manual shooting. Negligible shutter lag. Fast burst mode.
Cons: Expensive. Dull LCD. Marginal high-ISO performance. Proprietary USB port.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix FX700 is a 14 megapixel compact with a 5x stabilised zoom and a 3 inch touch-screen display. At its heart is a newly engineered 14 Megapixel CMOS sensor which combined with the latest Venus FHD processor provides a range of fast burst modes and full HD video recording at 1080i as well as 720p resolutions.
Excerpt: Panasonic's most powerful FX-series camera to date (9/2010), the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX700 is a diminutive camera with some very appealing features; many of which it shares with the new DMC-FZ100 and the DMC-FX75 . These features include a Live MOS image sensor, AVCHD 1080p high definition video recording, and a 24mm wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens, which allows 213% larger viewing space than a traditional 35mm camera.
Excerpt: The new FX700 combines the point-and-shoot simplicity of the DMC-FX60 with the touchscreen interface of the DMC-FX550, but almost entirely dispenses with any external controls, relying instead on interaction via the large 3 inch screen. Outwardly, the solid feeling, pocket-sized Lumix DMC-FX700 has a slim 24.5mm depth and matt black and silver finish to our review sample.
Excerpt: At first glance the 14.1-megapixel, 5x optical zoom Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 “travel zoom” compact closely resembles the previously reviewed DMC-FX70 , with which it shares the same sized sensor; namely it’s a conventionally boxy looking pocket snapshot from the front - albeit one with rounded edges - while being a large 3-inch touch panel-incorporating wonder from the rear.
Pros: Reasonably easy to use, Full HD video clips with stereo sound, compact, lightweight and unobtrusive, 5x optical zoom can be used when recording video, dedicated video record button makes for more user friendly operation
Cons: Costly, if going by the manufacturer’s recommended price, noticeable loss of quality at highest ISO equivalents