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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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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 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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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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Overall 9
9.1
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix LX7 review

What Digital Camera
7 September 2012
  • Summary: There's a lot to like about the LX7. The metal-finish body produces a classy, high-end feel that doesn't disappoint, while the ability to add an EVF is bound to appeal to the more discerning shooter. On top of that, the controls, interface and now the addition of the aperture ring make this a very fast and enjoyable camera to shoot with. With rivals opting for larger sensors, the decision to actually use a smaller sensor in the LX7 than its predecessor is a brave one.
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Overall 9
8.8
Ease of use 9
8.5
Control 9
8.8
Video quality 9
9.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

PhotoReview
19 October 2012
  • Summary: Buy this camera if: - You're looking for a pocketable digicam with a wide range of user-adjustable controls. - You need good performance in low light levels. - You want Full HD movie recording. - You want effective image stabilisation for movies and still pictures. - You'd like fast autofocusing. Don't buy this camera if: - You're looking for a significant update to the previous model. (The improvements aren't enough to justify the investment.
  • Pros: You're looking for a pocketable digicam with a wide range of user-adjustable controls., You need good performance in low light levels., You want Full HD movie recording., You want effective image stabilisation for movies and still pictures., You'd like fast autofocusing. Buy this camera if:, You're looking for a pocketable digicam with a wide range of user-adjustable controls., You need good performance in low light levels., You want Full HD movie recording., You want...
  • Cons: You're looking for a significant update to the previous model. (The improvements aren't enough to justify the investment.), You want the ability to zoom in and out rapidly., You require in-camera red-eye reduction processing. Don't buy this camera if:, You're looking for a significant update to the previous model. (The improvements aren't enough to justify the investment.), You want the ability to zoom in and out rapidly., You require in-camera red-eye reduction proce...
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Overall 10
10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review

expertreviews.co.uk
4 September 2012
  • Conclusion: Exceptional photo and video quality, nippy performance and lots of creative control – as close to perfect as we've seen from a compact camera
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Overall 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix LX7 review

Pocket Lint
20 August 2012
  • Excerpt: There’s no sign of the high-end compact camera market slowing down. Panasonic, which reinvigorated the affordable premium sector with the launch of the LX3 back in 2008, has been a front-runner in the category and looks to continue this success with its latest Lumix LX7 model.
  • Pros: Fast autofocus, f/1.4-2.3 wide aperture, great layout including physical aperture ring, small and light, sharp and detailed images, shoots raw and JPEG, neutral density (ND) filter is just a button away, can add electronic viewfinder (sold separately)
  • Cons: Smaller sensor than LX5, max aperture not sustained throughout zoom (so won’t always match aperture ring), high ISO sensitivities not as good as larger-sensor competitors, images lack contrast straight from camera, touchscreen ability would be useful for movie mode and some other settings
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Overall 10
10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Absolut Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: La série des Panasonic LX n'a plus vraiment à faire ses preuves, elle a su séduire les experts par sa conception et sa qualuté d'image. Mais aujourd'hui, la concurrence est plus grande sur ce créneau, et le LX7, qui vient prendre la relève du LX5, n'est plus en terrain conquis. Le LX5 s'inscrit dans la continuité avec le LX5 du point de vue de l'ergonomie et de la philosophie : mais les nouveautés qui n'ont l'air de rien sont en fait assez significatives : le LX7 passe -...
  • Pros: Ouverture record / qualité optique, Qualité d'image jusqu'à 800 iso, Fonction multi-ratio
  • Cons: Absence de polyvalence, Résolution diminuée de 2 MP en raison du multi-aspect, Rendu d'image un peu "forcé en Jpeg
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Overall 9
9.2

Lumix DMC-LX7

Das Digitalkamera-Magazin
11 September 2012
  • Conclusion: In der Praxis kann die Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 fast auf ganzer Linie überzeugen. Wie sie bei der Bildqualität und der Geschwindigkeit abschneidet, klären unsere Laborergebnisse. Ganz in der Tradition der letzten LX-Modelle kombiniert die Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 (Datenblatt) einen etwas größeren Bildsensor (1/1,7 Zoll) mit einem sehr lichtstarken Objektiv.
  • Pros: Sehr gute Bildqualität bei niedrigen und mittleren ISO-Werten, Überdurchschnittliche Bildqualität bei höheren ISO-Werten, Äußerst lichtstarkes 3,8-fach-Zoomobjektiv (24 bis 90mm, F1,4 bis F2,3), Mit 24mm sehr gut ausgestatteter Weitwinkelbereich, Multi-Format-Sensor mit gleicher Brennweite auch im 16:9- und 3:2-Bildformat, Die Digitalkamera liegt gut in der Hand, Das Kameragehäuse ist ausnahmslos gut verarbeitet, Sehr hohe Bildrate im Serienbildmodus (im Labor: 11,1 B...
  • Cons: "Nur" 3,8x optisches Zoom (hiermit kann man sich jedoch anfreunden), Sporadische Fehler bei Speicherkarten (Wir konnten das Problem jedoch beheben - siehe Technik), Tasten fallen relativ klein aus, Bildformatreihe nur im JPEG-Format möglich, Objektivdeckel muss manuell abgenommen werden, Kamera für eine kompakte Digitalkamera schon relativ groß (nicht hosentaschentauglich), Im Vergleich zur Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 fällt die LX7 etwas größer aus (siehe Produktfotos), S...
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Overall 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.6

Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 (Digitalkamera)

CHIP Online
23 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Ein Schnäppchen ist sie nicht, Panasonics aktuelle Edel-Kompaktkamera. Doch bietet sie viel Leistung fürs Geld und zudem einen deutlichen Mehrwert gegenüber der Vorgängerin LX5. Die Bildqualität der LX7 erreicht ein überzeugendes Niveau, das drittbeste aller getesteten Kompaktkameras – nicht zuletzt dank des enorm lichtstarken Objektivs.
  • Pros: Bildqualität mit hoher Detailtreue, Lichtstarkes Objektiv, ND-Filter, optionaler Sucher, Viele manuelle Möglichkeiten
  • Cons: Verzeichnung im Weitwinkel
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