Conclusion: Given the manufacturers pedigree; until two years ago it did not really have one for digicams, the FX7 is testament to the companies back room boffins, which have consistently produced stingingly good cameras since Panasonic got serious about digital imaging.
Pros: Nice, clean high-resolution images combine with fair noise suppression and responsiveness. Exposure is good as is white balance and the image stabilization is excellent to say nothing of the large 2.5-inch screen and great styling.
Cons: Low battery life marred an otherwise accomplished bit of kit, highlights in contrasty shots become blown quickly and there’s few focus issues in low light. My one other gripe is the menu system that requires the double selection of any settings.