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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
8.7 out of 10

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 9
9.2

Expert Review

TopTenREVIEWS
25 November 2012
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is an excellent choice for a point and shoot camera. Although it's missing some connectivity features, its good-sized sensor, powerful Leica lens and smart manual controls make it a solid upgrade from your standard smartphone shooter.
  • Pros: A fast lens, good sensor and convenient manual controls make for high-quality images.
  • Cons: This camera has a limited zoom range.
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Overall 10
10

Panasonic LX7

Imaging Resource
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
23 August 2012
  • Summary: At £449, the LX7 finds itself priced pretty competitively and positioned in the middle of the sector, with more affordable and pricier enthusiast compact models out there to pick from. 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.
  • Pros: Polished and refined design, excellent lens with ultra-fast aperture, plenty of features, option to add an EVF.
  • Cons: Good screen but needs to be even better to match rivals.
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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 9
9.0

Panasonic LX7 review

TechRadar UK
10 September 2012
  • Summary: Is a small sensor premium compact enough to take on the Sony RX100?
  • Pros: Good design, Great digital filters, Full manual control, Raw format shooting, Excellent screen, There's lots to like about the Panasonic LX7, but improvements in handling, such as the addition of an aperture ring, and the fantastic choice in digital filters, are two stand-out features.
  • Cons: Not a touchscreen, Small sensor, We'd really love to see a touchscreen make an appearance on an advanced compact camera such as this. It makes the process of selecting an autofocus point, among other things, so much easier, and would have elevated this camera to an even higher score.
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Overall 10
10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review

expertreviews.co.uk
4 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The Panasonic LX7 is a pocket-sized camera for keen photographers, perhaps as a lightweight alternative to an SLR. Its 1/1.7in sensor is only slightly larger than the 1/2.3in sensors used in most compact cameras – and much smaller than any SLR sensor – but features such as a wide-aperture lens, fast performance and lots of physical controls distinguish this premium compact camera from cheaper point-and-shoot snappers.
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Overall 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix LX7

Pocket Lint
20 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Even though it doesn’t have the biggest sensor on the market, the LX7 doesn’t fail to impress. The design embodies exactly what a high-end camera should be: the physical aperture ring and other well-positioned controls ensure that the LX7 is easy to use, yet without ever holding any user control back. Autofocus is impressive and images are extra sharp thanks to the lens, plus there are few other cameras can compete with the f/1.4-2.3 wide aperture setting.
  • 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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