Great camera for most people but not good for concert photography
30 January 2014
Summary: First off this camera is excellent for most people's needs! That being said this is the 3rd camera that was highly rated for low light that we have been disappointed with because the performance is lacking for our applications. We are concert photographers and need to shoot in low light and ever changing colored light. We need to be able to shoot at the fastest shutter speeds possible to freeze the action.
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!
Pros: Fantastic Leica lens. Great for low light shots... strong flash. Small sized camera. Takes nice pics & vids.
Cons: Slippery frame and neck strap that comes with camera isn't helpful. Would like a wrist strap instead. Included photo software leaves something to be desired. Would rather have an automatic 'hide' lens cap rather than a removable one.
Excerpt: I purchased the Lumix LX7 to replace my departed Leica D-Lux 4 (Lumix LX3). The LX7 has far exceeded my expectations. The lens is sharp and fast. The camera shoots raw. Autofocus is very quick and shutter lag is negligible. I do not shoot much video, but it seems rather good for a camera of this size. With prices hovering around $299 (May 17, 2013), this has to be one of the best enthusiast camera bargains around.