Summary: Camera is great (my second LX7). If you can get the camera on its own for $300, its dollar to donuts the best purchase you could make. This expected sale price hadn't come around and I needed the camera immediately, so I paid to get the camera/kit combo. The kit though has its ups and downs. The pros are the SD card, mini tripod and extra charger. The Cons are the generic batteries and a freakishly large camera bag.
Summary: It is really a great camera . . . beware, a little too big for a pocket, but excellent even indoors without a flash. My only complaint, which Amazon did "fix" for me, was that the "package" did not show up, only the basic camera in its box, without an SD card. I'm not sure whether it was a stock boy error or what, but Amazon made it right eventually. Thanks, Amazon.
Summary: I have had this camera for more than a year and I have grown to appreciate it quite a bit. The big selling points are: 1) Great low light lens. F1.4 (Where is that on any point and shoot?) 2) The ability to shoot in RAW. 3) Small size and weight 4) Ability to shoot slow motion video You can get some really great shots with this camera and it is very unobtrusive and portable. It is easy to hold in your hand and carry around without drawing a lot of attention.
I haven't tried it yet since vacation is still coming up but it works perfectly fine
kirk tee, Amazon
6 August 2014
Summary: All items were correct except for the case, they said it is a vivitar hardcase but infact it was different. For the camera, I haven't tried it yet since vacation is still coming up but it works perfectly fine currently
Excerpt: This camera meets the requirements of this technology challenged fledgling photographer. I like to capture in photo format my other hobbies, garden flowers, handmade crafts, and most cherished granddaughter. Easy to operate for the new learning, has all the bells and whistles, and takes great photos. I would recommend this camera to any photographer – both new and accomplished.
Excerpt: I use this camera when carrying a full sized DSLR is not practical. The image and HD video quality is good. It has full manual controls and shoots in RAW format so it's a step above a cheap "point and shoot" camera.I bought this camera because the control wheel on the back of my three year old Lumix LX5 stopped working, everything else is fine. The cost to repair the LX5, probably close to $, I figured it was better to buy a new camera.
Pros: Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD, Manual control, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Excerpt: When choosing the LX7, I had two main interests: full manual controls and easy portability. Traveling with a DSLR has proven to be annoying as a tourist. The Lumix is small enough and light enough to head out with for the day, though not so much so that it fits easily in my pocket. Being fairly new to manual settings, I've found the UI to be fairly intuitive and the menus mostly easy to navigate.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Cons: Limited Zoom, No Viewfinder, Short Battery Life