Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 10.1MP White Digital Camera 8GB Bundle
3 weeks ago
Summary: The camera itself is great, but the bundle components are not as high in quality as I expected. Although, the extra battery works well. The screen protector was not effective and kept slipping off, and the camera case is not very functional. It's too bulky, and doesn't have enough pockets or compartments to be a truly useful case for this camera. In the end, though, the bundle is still a better value overall when it comes to price.
Excerpt: I own a Fuji XT-1 with a couple lenses and I am very happy with the equipment, especially after living with Rolleiflexes, Hasselblads, Leicas and Nikons for more than 50 years. The Fuji quality is outstanding and it provides plenty of freedom to create. However, even with a small camera bag, it still feels like one is carrying too much equipment for a day in the streets (you feel it on your shoulder also after a long walk or a hike).
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Summary: No camera can be all things to all shooters. It's a fallacy of logic. That being said, sometimes manufacturers get closer to perfection than not with a model. Such is the case with the LX7. For the price, size, speed and resolution it's the perfect (good) storm. Yes, the filter ring is finicky and odd. Yes the flash is underhelming, blah, blah blah. On the other hand, it makes fantastic point-and-shoot photos.
Pros: Inexpensive, Compact, Durable, Exceeded expectations, Convenient, great for low light situations.
Summary: I shoot mostly live music stills along with the occasional video. The compact size makes it so I can take this camera into places that disallow larger "pro" cameras. The f1.4-f2.3 lens is a leap in the right direction. I've printed spectacular 16x20 and 18x24 prints. For an eight hour festival, I shot over 2350 photos on two batteries (flash & video not allowed). I commonly get complimented on my photos pasted on facebook.
Pros: Inexpensive, Compact, Easy to use, Durable, Exceeded expectations, Convenient, very sharp focus, excellent video
Excerpt: I have a full size DSLR kit and needed a more accessible camera to keep in my bag at all times. My problem with finding a smaller camera was that they are designed as point-and-shoot devices and I wanted actual real camera features that would allow manual adjustments. Top on my wish list was a good lens with a very fast aperture; second need was to make slow-mo video along with good HD. This camera satisfies/exceeds all of my core needs.
Pros: Easy Switch Aspect Ratio, Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Small / Compact
Summary: I am by far NOT a professional photographer. I was just looking for a camera that was better than my point and shoot, but was able to be put in my purse on my vacation. This camera produced some amazing photos. I loved that I was able to alter photos on the camera after taking them. I didn't have a laptop on my vacation, but wanted to lighten some, and cross process others.
Excerpt: I like the LX7 because it produces fewer clipped highlights than any of it's competitors including the Canon s120 or the Sony RX100-2 - so pictures of people seem more natural to me. The Sony has better specs due to its larger sensor and can make bigger prints…but just looking at the pictures on a computer or sharing snaps the LX7 wins. I cannot comment on the movie capabilities. The lens does not retract all the way like the others but you get used to the lens cap.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Small / Compact
Summary: I would like to give my opinion about the Lumix LX7 camera (referred wrongly by many as a point and shoot camera). I am an experienced amateur photographer, have owned many different cameras like Leicas, Hasselblad and Nikons from the film age. Presently I own a Pentax K30 with a wide assortment of lenses which I think is a fantastic camera, so I guess I know what I am talking about.