Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
85
Based on 40 scores, 83 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    20
  • Good:
    17
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

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 About.com on 80

Because the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 costs almost $500, there are quite a few photographers who won't give it a second glance. For beginners, this is probably a smart idea.However, if you have some photographic experience, the LX7 is well worth a second...

By avhub.com.au on

While there is a general move towards higher-end compact cameras – as the lower end is overrun by the smartphones – the number of truly enthusiast-level models is still quite small. Canon's G-series PowerShots obviously qualify, so does Fujifi lm's X10,...

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 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 Photo Review Australia on 88

Announced two years after its predecessor, the LX5, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LX7 fits into the same market slot but now comes in a white body as well as traditional black. Its 10.1-megapixel sensor has the same resolution as the LX5's but it's a new CMOS...

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 Gizmodo on

Very likely. The LX7 has placed itself squarely in the middle between the S100 and the RX100, in terms of both price and performance. The S100 is slightly cheaper (by 20 bucks) and way more pocketable, but photos arent quite as good. The RX100 is more...

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 brisbanetimes.com.au on

Panasonic Lumix LX7.Price: $649Still the oneThe low-down: 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...

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...