While noise stays pleasantly low in the EX-Z77's pictures, a general softness obscures details that should otherwise look sharp. Pictures taken under incandescent light tend to come out slightly warm even under the tungsten white balance, though the camera's manual white balance can help you overcome this problem. The camera's shots work well enough for e-mails and small prints, but any bigger print will likely disappoint.
At first glance, the Casio Exilim EX-Z77 seems like a very nice camera. It's small, fast, and full of handy options. Unfortunately, sharp-eyed users will be disappointed by its image quality and scant improvements over the Z75. If you already have a Z75, you don't really need to shell out the cash for such a minor upgrade. If you're simply looking for an affordable, simple slimcam, you might want to check out Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W55 or Olympus' FE-190.
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