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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

PC Magazine
1 April 2013
  • Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a larger than average image sensor and fast zoom lens, but it's best to keep the ISO set on the low side.
  • Pros: Fast lens. 11fps burst mode. Accessory port for optional EVF. Shoots in Raw. Short shutter lag. 1080p60 video.
  • Cons: Limited zoom range. Soft images at telephoto extreme. Noisy images at ISO 1600 and up. Control buttons are difficult to read.
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Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

shortsharpreviews.com
24 February 2013
  • Excerpt: A short, sharp review of the LX7, Panasonic’s compact camera with the quality, speed and features to take on mirrorless cameras. View at 1080p to see sample shots at 1:1 pixel ratio.
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Overall 10
10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Review

Digital Photography School
17 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Excellent, especially at larger apertures.
  • Pros: small, powerful camera.
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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC LX7 Review

thinkdigit.com
14 January 2013
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC LX7 is a little known camera simply because it didn't ship out of the house of Canon or Nikon. What is little known about this camera is that it not only sports a Leica lens, but also the fastest lens in a point and shoot camera. With a maximum aperture of f/1.4-2.3, there isn�t a situation that the LX7 technically can't handle. It also boasts of a burst speed of 11 fps and an incredible video bitrate of 28 Mbps.
  • Pros: Fastest lens in the category, Leica lens is exceptionally sharp for compact form factor with physical aperture dials, Excellent video bitrate along with stereo sound
  • Cons: Focusing can be a little daft at times, Archaic menu system that is a pain to browse through
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Overall 6
5.6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

outdoorgearlab.com
27 November 2012
  • Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix LX-7 came to the table as a solid looking competitor — with a well-built body, a nice design, and the prior reputation and name. We felt like we were looking at an award winner. However, as we dove in we found the LX-7 to bring little to the table over the competition. Upon its release, many were disappointed to hear the small 1/1.7" sensor was carried over into the new model, but optimistic that the optics would carry the camera.
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Overall 10
10

Panasonic LX7

imaging-resource.com
6 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Sometimes you don't want to carry a big SLR to get quality images, and that's why cameras like the Panasonic LX7 were born. Small enough to fit into a biggish pocket, the Lumix LX7 has an excellent lens and a good quality image sensor, both tuned to capture good images even in reasonably low light. Though its highest ISO of 12,800 is a bit too optimistic, its other settings turn out good quality images that are surprising for the camera's size.
  • Pros: Fast lens, one stop faster than predecessor, Lens sharp corner to corner, Image stabilization is rock-solid, Very close Macro mode, Very wide lens at 24mm, The lens is "the stuff of camera-lover dreams", Fast autofocus and shutter lag, Very fast burst modes, Mechanical switch for aspect ratio, Gorgeous 920K-dot LCD, Optional EVF, Good stiff mode dial, Real, mechanical aperture ring, Built-in hot shoe for use with Panasonic or aftermarket strobes, Full HD movies at 60p...
  • Cons: Fast lens, one stop faster than predecessor, Lens sharp corner to corner, Image stabilization is rock-solid, Very close Macro mode, Very wide lens at 24mm, The lens is "the stuff of camera-lover dreams", Fast autofocus and shutter lag, Very fast burst modes, Mechanical switch for aspect ratio, Gorgeous 920K-dot LCD, Optional EVF, Good stiff mode dial, Real, mechanical aperture ring, Built-in hot shoe for use with Panasonic or aftermarket strobes, Full HD movies at 60p...
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Steve's Digicams
5 October 2012
  • Excerpt: For the second half of 2012, Panasonic has announced a new premium compact digital camera in its popular LX series; the Lumix DMC-LX7. It features a 10.1-megapixel MOS Sensor (1/1.7 inch) and a 3.8x optical zoom lens that is rated to an F1.4 brightness at its widest angle and F2.3 at full telephoto; impressive for a point-and-shoot camera. The MOS sensor, when coupled with Panasonic's Venus Engine image processor makes the LX7 fast, fast, fast.
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Overall 9
8.8

Panasonic Lumix LX7

Camera Labs
1 October 2012
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix LX7 is a compact aimed at photography enthusiasts. Like the LX5 and LX3 before it, it provides DSLR-like control in a fixed lens compact format and better quality than an average point-and-shoot thanks to a bigger sensor. Arguably the most significant new feature of the Lumix LX7 is its bright f1.4-2.3, 3.7x zoom lens.
  • Pros: Very bright f1.4-2.3 zoom lens., Dedicated aperture control ring., 11fps full-resolution burst shooting., Close 1cm macro focus., Shallow depth of field for macro shots.
  • Cons: Cap obsctructs lens on power up., Limited Creative Control effects., Aperture ring redundant in some modes., No Wifi, GPS or touch-screen.
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Rapid fire shooter

Gear Patrol
15 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The pocket-sized compact camera market, a crowded field where convenience and the almighty megapixel have long come at the sacrifice of photographer-driven adjustability, just added something for the budding enthusiast. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 replaces the LX5 and adds a traditional-style aperture ring that covers F1.4 to F8 to give amateurs more control over exposure and shutter speed than available with a rear mode dial.
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Building on their well-regarded Lumix LX5, this year Panasonic introduced the LX7.

cameras.reviewed.com
13 September 2012
  • Conclusion: On paper, you'd expect the Panasonic LX7 to perform as well as or better than its vaunted rivals, the Sony RX100 and Canon S110. With a Leica-branded f/1.4 lens, a 1/1.7-inch image sensor, and the processing power to shoot 12 frames per second and 1080/60p video, this should've been a winner. If anything, the LX7 was just proof positive that stellar lab results alone don't make a great camera. The sad truth is images captured with the LX7 just aren't very attractive.
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