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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 311 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the responsiveness and lens. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the battery and value for money are different, while there are some negative reviews about the features and zoom.

portability, performance, usability, lens, responsiveness

viewfinder, zoom, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

 

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 side.

Fast lens. 11fps burst mode. Accessory port for optional EVF. Shoots in Raw. Short shutter lag. 1080p60 video

Limited zoom range. Soft images at telephoto extreme. Noisy images at ISO 1600 and up. Control buttons are difficult to read

The Lumix DMC-LX7 ($449.99 list) is Panasonic's premiere point-and-shoot camera. It features a 1/1.7-inch image sensor with a CMOS design and 10-megapixel resolution, and a lens with a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture. The camera has some advanced features...

SILVER AWARD!

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

 

Please note that in addition to this collaborative review, we have also produced a 6-page hands-on preview of the LX7, which contains plenty of additional information. You can find that preview here.

Excellent photo quality, with less noise than typical compact cameras ; Super fast F1.4-2.3, 3.8X optical zoom Leica lens gives excellent sharpness, and versatility in low light ; Multi-aspect sensor keeps pixel count high in different aspect ratio...

Aperture ring cannot be customised, unlike similar controls on competitive cameras ; Redeye a problem; no removal tool in playback mode ; Takes a long time (30+ seconds) for camera to flush the buffer after a burst containing RAW images is taken ;...

It wasn't easy to improve on the already impressive DMC-LX5, but Panasonic managed to pull it off with their new LX7. Enthusiasts will love its fast lens, manual controls, photo quality, and 1080/60p movie mode. Beginners can enjoy the LX7 too, thanks...

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix LX7 is a camera that has some really nice features that aren't found on most fixed-lens cameras. Finding an aperture ring and quite a few manual control options is a nice change of pace for those who are used to really thin...

High-quality Leica F1.4 lens with aperture control ring ; Good image quality and sharp focus ; Mode dial makes it easy to select the options you want ; Popup flash provides excellent low-light photo quality ; Included lens cap fits tightly to protect...

3.8x optical zoom lens is a bit small ; Image quality may be just a little below what advanced photographers are seeking ; Movie recording button is too small ; Some controls may be a bit confusing for beginning photographers ; Menu structure isn't...

The Panasonic Lumix LX7 is a camera that has some really nice features that aren't found on most fixed-lens cameras. Finding an aperture ring and quite a few manual control options is a nice change of pace for those who are used to really thin...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

 

It's not just beautiful, the Panasonic LX7 is a serious photographer's camera in a small package.

Fast lens; Sharp lens; Rock-solid image stabilization; Fast autofocus and shutter lag; Level gauge

Sluggish startup; Battery life lower; Switches can change accidentally; Slow buffer clearing

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...

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Lumix DMC-LX7

 

($499) is the long-awaited replacement to the very popular DMC-LX5. The LX5 (and its predecessors) was well known for its low light ability, and Panasonic has improved on that in two ways. First, there's the LX7's lens: with a maximum aperture range of...

Excellent photo quality, with less noise than typical compact cameras ; Super fast F1.4-2.3, 3.8X optical zoom Leica lens allows for better low light shots, more background blur ; Multi-aspect sensor maintains the same focal length at all four aspect...

Redeye a problem; no removal tool in playback mode ; Takes a long time (30+ seconds) for camera to flush the buffer after a burst containing RAW images is taken ; Vertical stripes in panoramic images ; Cheap-feeling rear dial doesn't rotate smoothly;...

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is an excellent premium compact camera. Its fast lens, performance, and manual controls will make enthusiasts drool, while those just starting out can get great results using Panasonic's Intelligent Auto mode....

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

 

Panasonic's popular and very good LX5 gets a much-needed facelift in the LX7, which features the same 24-90mm range but a faster f1.4-2.3 aperture. This bests Samsung's new EX2f on the long end and ties it for the fastest aperture found in a compact...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Review

 

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’.

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 650 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

portability, performance, lens, value for money, low-light

shutter, features, zoom, memory

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Perfect compact camera for the DSLR user

 

As a DSLR user accustomed to using full manual camera controls, the LX7 so far is the only compact camera I found that has the proper design elements which provide me the same types of controls in a travel-friendly, portable camera. The fast f\/1.4 -...

Aperture Ring","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Fast lens","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Hotshoe","Manual Controls","Short Lag Time","Small \/ Compact

Cryptic User Manual","Cryptic User Manualguide","Flimsy Command Dial","Poorly-written User Guide","Some Cryptic Menu Icons

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excellent camera with amazing 1.4 lens.

 

great value for excellent camera on JR as always. perfect camera features. good bitrate of full hd video.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Chip Type:Live MOS
Sensor Size:1/1.7''

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:8
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Recording

Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
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