Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
87
Based on 31 scores, 59 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    17
  • Good:
    13
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Fast lens. 11fps burst mode. Accessory port for optional EVF. Shoots in Raw. Short shutter lag. 1080p60 video.
  • Fast lens, one stop faster than predecessor, Lens sharp corner to corner, Image stabilization is rock-solid, Very close Macro mode, Very wide lens at 24mm, The lens is "the stuff of camera-lover dreams", Fast autofocus and shutter lag, Very f...
  • Very bright f1.4-2.3 zoom lens, Dedicated aperture control ring, 11fps full-resolution burst shooting, Close 1cm macro focus, Shallow depth of field for macro shots.

Cons:

  • Limited zoom range. Soft images at telephoto extreme. Noisy images at ISO 1600 and up. Control buttons are difficult to read
  • Short telephoto lens at 90mm, Physical aperture ring can confuse, as maximum aperture changes when you zoom, Sluggish startup, Slow buffer clearing, does not appear to be UHS-I compliant, Battery life not as good as predecessor, Slightly below average ...

Expert reviews and ratings

By Digital Photography Review on -

Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control. Good low-light performance, the ability to shoot Raw, and accessible manual controls make these compacts a viable portable...

By PC Mag on 70

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a larger than average image sensor and fast zoom lens, but it's best to keep the ISO set on the low...

By Digital Photography School on -

It seems to me that the fixed lens, compact camera game has spawned two sub species: ultra long zoom models and those with ultra fast lenses … to some they’re called ‘bright’.The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 belongs in the latter category and a dazzling...

By PC Advisor on 80

If you've not yet been swayed by one of Panasonic's interchangeable lens Lumix G compact system cameras, but would still like to achieve improved quality image , then the metal construction and comprehensively featured LX series is well worth checking...

By Macworld UK on 80

If you’ve not yet been swayed by one of Panasonic’s interchangeable lens Lumix G compact system cameras, but would still like to achieve improved quality image, then the metal construction and comprehensively featured LX series is well worth checking...

By mobilephonereviewss.com on -

The Panasonic Lumix DMC LX7 is one hell of a camera. The fast aperture Leica lens is incredibly sharp and the small 1/1.7” sensor coupled with the Venus Engine does manage to spit out images with pleasing colors and a good contrast. What it does lack...

By Here's How on -

This tiny full-featured 10.1MP camera, with a mostly metal body, boasts several benefits over Panasonic's highly-rated Lumix DMC-LX5, which it replaces. Improved aspects include the LCD screen, sensor, and Venus Engine processor with multi-process...

By Digital Photography Review on -

The holiday season is upon us once again and with all the sales and special deals around at the moment, this is a great time to start thinking about getting a new camera. Maybe for a loved one, maybe just as a treat to yourself. In this article, we'll be...

By The Imaging Resource on -

Sometimes you don't want to carry a big SLR to get quality images, and that's why cameras like the Panasonic LX7 were born. Small enough to fit into a biggish pocket, the Lumix LX7 has an excellent lens and a good quality image sensor, both tuned to...

By CNET Australia on 85

The LX7 is an excellent advanced compact camera that has great photo quality. We highly recommend investing in a better lens cap for a pain-free photography...

By CNET UK on 80

A supremely tactile camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is one compact you'll really enjoy using. The wide aperture at either end of the zoom allows for some shallow depths of field and attractive defocused areas, but check out the similar EX2F from...

By Steves Digicams on -

Advanced fixed-lens cameras have become a popular option for manufacturers, as they look to provide a set of cameras that are easily distinguished from the budget-priced point-n-shoot cameras and cell phone cameras. With these advanced fixed-lens...

By DPexpert on -

REVIEW—PANASONIC LUMIX LX7] by terry on 4 October 2012 Price: $649 Still the one THE LOW-DOWN: This 10 megapixel compact camera with a Leica-branded image stabilised 24–90mm lens is the latest iteration in the LX range of top level compacts from...

By Sydney Morning Herald on -

DateOctober 4, 2012 Read later This 10-megapixel compact camera with a Leica-brand image-stabilised 24mm-90mm lens is the latest iteration in the LX range of top-level compacts from Panasonic. The lens aperture range is from f1.4-f2.3. An...

By Camera Labs on 88

The Lumix LX7 re-establishes the edge Panasonic gained when it launched the Lumix LX3 and ignited the interest of enthusiasts by offering the holy grail of DLSR control and decent quality in a compact form factor. Since then the World has moved on...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Panasonic LX7 is a very good follow-up to the LX5. We would no doubt have lauded it with praise had it arrived back in the spring, but unfortunately (for Panasonic), Sony has revolutionised the expert compact market with the RX100 and Panasonic...

By Stuff.tv on 100

Compact system cameras might be getting DSLRs in a panic but meanwhile we're seeing the big players releasing pricey advanced compacts too.Alongside the RX100 from Sony and Nikon's new Coolpix P7700 , we've tested the Panasonic Lumix LX7 and it's hard to...

By Amateur Photographer on 81

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 may not score as highly as other recently reviewed cameras, such as the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and Fujifilm X10, but it is still a very capable camera and the best Lumix LX camera yet. The introduction of an aperture ring...

By reviewed.com on 96

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By reviewed.com on 96

On paper, you'd expect the Panasonic LX7 to perform as well as or better than its vaunted rivals, the Sony RX100 and Canon S110. With a Leica-branded f/1.4 lens, a 1/1.7-inch image sensor, and the processing power to shoot 12 frames per second and...