Summary: I selected this camera as a pocket-able backup to my DSLR primarily due to its excellent lens, class leading auto mode, and its price (currently around $300). If this was my only camera and I wanted to stay with something pocket-able, I would have seriously considered Sony RX-100-II (at around $700) due to its large sensor and class leading low light performance. However, for those occasions that a low light performance is of highest priority (i.e.
Summary: I looked around for days and weeks to find my next perfect camera... After I quit pro photography, I wanted to have something that I can satisfy my urges to take good photos from time to time... The things I look for a camera usually clear sharp images, hot shoe to be able to use my remote trigger if I need to use strobes sometimes... and fast lens. I found all that in LX7, bar-none the best camera around for the price vs. features and image/built quality!
Summary: I decided I did not want to take my full size DSLR on long motorcycle ride thru Latin America. After much research I decided the Panasonic LX-7I was the perfect choice! With its 7X zoom and full featured functionality, this camera will still fit easily into a jacket pocket. Numerous people have written excellent reviews full of technical facts about this camera-not gonna do that.
Summary: More than a review, this is a request to Panasonic.... this camera has too many great functions to make it very complex, it takes time to get use to it. I have a request and it is the zoom range... add the zoom range that has been included in the Lumix ZS30..... a 24-480mm zoom lens... that way one camera will do it it all in my pocket and I won''t need to carry more than just this camera... since the image quality is amazing.
Summary: Fast shooter, amazing low light lens on par with my EOS DSLR fixed lenses (25 and 50 mm). Don't expect L series quality for your pictures, but the Lumix LX7 can definitely pull a few punches against a DSLR at a fraction of the weight and volume.
Summary: I wasn't sure which camera to purchase between the canon s110, the nikon p330, and the Lumix LX7. I first purchased the canon s110, but wasn't too thrilled, so I exchanged it for the nikon p330, which I actually liked a bit better. Both cameras were ok, but not quite what I was looking for. I decided to return the nikon and purchase the Lumix LX7. I am happy I made this final purchase and didn't settle for either of the other two cameras.
Excerpt: The LX-7 is by far the best designed, best implementation compact camera I have owned in the past 12 years of shooting digitally. It is a great walkaround camera and a nice complement to my larger, heavier Micro 4/3 gear. Unlike the Samsung EX1 I also own, everything is works as I would expect it to. Nicely done, Panasonic!