Excerpt: Good for people who like to tinker and play with their settings. Expect a learning curve if you have not used a Lumix before. Menus are very sensible. Low light performance (what I bought it for) is great. Bought for travel and for those times I do not wish to lug my DSLR around.
OK for the camera, but the case is too big and had to purchase a new one.
15 November 2014
Summary: Got the camera quickly. The camera is OK but the bag has nothing to do for a Lumix LX7. It's too big. I could fit 3 cameras in it and I had to order a bag which fit for the LX7. The SD card is a "no brand" and I am not sure it is a Class 10. It takes some time after each photo for loading it.
Excerpt: I bought this camera specially for a low light indoor concert at a small opera house where my detachable lens cameras are not permitted, because of the fast lens even at full zoom i thought i was getting the perfect camera, but the noise levels even at ISO 400 are terrible..
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Large Clear LCD, Many Fun Effects, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Excerpt: Recently, I replaced my old faithful Canon S90 with a more up-to-date point and shoot, and decided on DMC-LX7. Overall, under normal lighting conditions, the LX7 provides crisp, clear pictures, but not up to par to the Canon S90/100 performance. There are a few observations: 1.
Pros: Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD
Cons: Illogical Menu Layout, Large Camera Body, No Viewfinder, Poor Low Light Perfomance
Summary: I have used the LX5, S95 and now the LX7. Also own a SX40 and older point and shoots. You can read praises for this camera all over the place, so I shall try to mention only what prominently stood out to me.
Excerpt: I loved the LX3 until I dropped it off of a Ferry boat. Recently purchase the LX7 and it's ok. The images are nice. I like the internal ND filters and wish more cameras had these. Overall I think it's time Panasonic makes this camera with a larger sensor.
Pros: Great lens, Nice images
Cons: Cheap Plasticy Body, No viewfinder, Small sensor
The camera is awesome. I can't say enough about it
M. Gillespie, Amazon
24 November 2012
Summary: The camera is awesome. I can't say enough about it. Every photo is gorgeous. It's intelligent shooting is truly smart. It's color quality is fantastic. It's just a great camera. But I wouldn't really recommend this package. The camera case isn't what I would have chosen.
Excerpt: I thought I'd upgrade from my LX5, but it wasn't worth the change. I have returned the LX7. In low light, there's too much chromo-luminance noise, the photos look "blotchy". The shutter lag is quite long, as well.
Pros: 24mm Lens Is Useful, Nice Daylight Photos, Shoe Mount For Flash
Cons: Long shutter lag, Noisy Chip In Low Light, No Lens Extension Adapter
Summary: This is a difficult review to write since I still own and love my LX3 and LX5 cameras. When this one was announced, I could not wait to try it. The F1.4 - F2.3 lens was the only draw for me, so that is what I focused on when I received the camera.