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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera

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10.1MP 3.8x MOS Oct 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7 10.1-megapixel digital camera is a more portable solution than a DSLR, without limiting your creativity or optical performance. The DMC-LX7 boasts a newly developed... More
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46 Reasons For

Thirteen Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded by experts of all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

The writers at PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Lydogbilde.no all strongly endorse this compact camera digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of Trusted Reviews, M3.idg.se and Akam.no all wrote that concluded that they would recommend this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This compact camera digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" from both Photoreview.com.au and Log.com.tr, both of which said that this camera was terrific.

The editors of three other expert review sites liked this Panasonic digital camera. The reviewer at DP Review said that this digital camera was very good and gave it a "Silver" award and the editor of What Digital Camera gave it a "Gold" award and wrote it was terrific. Additionally, Itproportal.com gave this Panasonic camera a "Best Buy" award and thought it was a sensible purchase.

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Good Expert Reviews

Fourty-six experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and Trusted Reviews have rated this camera on average 84%. The camera expert review sites think this compact camera digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Users have rated this camera as fantastic on average. This puts this Panasonic camera in the top 18% of all the digital cameras of this age and spec when ranked by average user review score.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “It features a 1/1.7-inch image sensor with a CMOS design”. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “Advanced compacts have become a popular choice for enthusiast-level photographers looking for something a bit more portable than a DSLR”. Four years ago T3.com said “Excellent picture quality” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor. Neocamera.com mentioned in their review “This camera has a larger-than-usual 10 megapixels CMOS sensor capable of ISO 80 to 6400 at full reso”. Dp Review said on DP Review “Lens quality very good from 2.8, sensor g” in their review. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com wrote “It features a 10.1-megapixel MOS Sensor (1/1.7 inch)”.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Cameralabs.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review on Camera Labs “With a larger sensor than most point-and-shoots and sensible 10.1 Megapixel resolution”. Expert website Photoreview.com.au scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 4 stars and wrote “Its 10.1-megapixel sensor has the same resolution as the LX5's” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review said on DP Review “Excellent responsiveness, even when shooting RAWJpeg”.

A few customers said in their reviews that it was good in low light. Dpreview.com said three years ago “Good low-light performance” . Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera in the same month “3.8X optical zoom Leica lens allows for better low light shots, more background blur” .

One person who reviewed it said that it had a good ISO range. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote “It's best to keep the ISO set on the low side” in their review.

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Good Quality Lens

Some people who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good lens. Three years ago Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “A lens with a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine four years ago “The Panasonic Lumix LX7 with new high speed sensor and 11fps shooting, bright f/1.4 lens and manual aperture control, as well as refreshed features (including HDR” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “With the fastest lens of any compact to date” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good zoom. Three years ago expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a larger than average image sensor and fast zoom lens.” in their review of this digital camera. Cameralabs.com mentioned “A bright 3.7x zoom lens and 3in screen” . Dp Review said “Very bright 1.4 2.3 zoom lens” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7.

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. T3.com said “Speedy auto focus”. Dp Review wrote “Fast autofocus and shutter lag”. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on Pocket Lint “This camera is a joy to use, we love the aperture ring and controls, fast autofocus and that enviable” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 and scored the product 5 stars.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 owner who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 thought it had a good image stabiliser. Dp Review wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review on DP Review “Impressive image stabilization”.

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Good Support

A number of people said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “Updates the camera with a new ultra bright f/1.4 3.8x Leica optical zoom lens with Mega O.I.S, manual aperture ring around the lens, ND filter, RAW shooting” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar “The ability to shoot in raw format and full manual controls, many people will surely”. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Superb manual handling”.

Nice Design

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 was a good design. Photographyblog.com wrote four years ago “ND filter button are welcome additions to an already proven design that particularly appeals to more experienced photograp” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Dp Review mentioned “Polished and refined design” in their review.

A number of customers said that this digital camera was good looking. Four years ago expert review site Techradar.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 “Buying Guide Best compact camera 2012 It's been over two years since Panasonic upgraded its premium LX lineup, which in Panasonic terms is a pretty long time indeed”.

Some people who bought it reckoned that it was smooth. Dp Review said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review on DP Review “Smooth highquality video capture”. Hardwarezone.com.my wrote “Handling is smooth and nearly perfect for a prosumer camera, with manual controls within easy reach; we especially like having the aperture ring on” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review.

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Good Size

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewers agreed that this digital camera was compact. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote four years ago “Panasonic's line of LX series has proved to be a popular choice for photographers looking for a pocket-sized compact to travel with when they couldn't take their DSLR.”. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review “The LX7 is Panasonic's update to the popular serious compact camera, the”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “The camera is compact a”.

Three Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewers who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 wrote that it was lightweight. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert review site Expert Reviews “The Panasonic LX7 is a pocket-sized camera for keen photographers, perhaps as a lightweight alternative to an SLR” in their review. Dp Review said on DP Review “Relatively lightweight and compact dimensions for a metal build enthusiasts camera, bright aperture lens, built-in visual effects, hotshoe” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was a good body shape. Whatdigitalcamera.com said on What Digital Camera four years ago “The metal-finish body produces a classy, high-end feel that doesn't disappoint, while the ability to add an EVF is bound to appeal to the more discerning shooter”. Expert review site Hereshow.ca mentioned in the same month “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” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good physically. Dp Review said on DP Review three years ago “1.4 2.3 wide aperture, great layout including physical aperture ring, small” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Cameralabs.com wrote on expert website Camera Labs “Ignited the interest of enthusiasts by offering the holy grail of DLSR control and decent quality in a compact form factor” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Techradar.com said “With lots of fantastic features and brilliant image quality, Panasonic has produced a compact camera to be proud of with the LX7” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7. Expert website Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The LX7 is an excellent advanced compact camera that has great photo quality” .

Good Video Capture

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Photographyblog.com gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “The LX7 also offers an improved 10 megapixel sensor, full 1080p HD movies an”. Dp Review wrote “Excellent video bitrate along with stereo sound”. Dp Review also wrote “Very versatile photo and video modes”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was mirrorless. Four years ago expert website Hardwarezone.com.my gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and said “Everything that we've known as certain has been thrown topsy turvy in 2012; we have entry level full-frame DSLR cameras, compact APS-C mirrorless cameras and even full-frame compacts”.

A few people who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good screen. Dp Review said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 “Excellent screen” . One person mentioned in their reviews that it had an electronic viewfinder.

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Good Technical Features

Five Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 owners who purchased it concluded that it had good features. Dp Review wrote “Plenty of useful shooting features” . Dp Review also mentioned “Refined design, excellent lens with ultrafast aperture, plenty of features, option to add an EVF”. Expert website Itreviews.com said “The camera has some advanced features tha” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

On average Panasonic compact camera digital cameras have good ratings compared to other brands as do all digital cameras manufactured by Panasonic.

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Easy to Use

Some customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use. Four years ago Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review “Exceptional photo and video quality, nippy performance and lots of creative control – as close to perfect as we've seen from a compact camera” and rated the product as very good. Dpreview.com wrote on expert website DP Review “Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7. Dp Review said in their review “Lens ring can only be used to control apertureonly useful in A”.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was easy to handle.

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Robust

A number of customers who bought it considered that it was well made. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Good build quality, handles well, good balance between simplicity” in their review. One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was reliable. Expert review site Itproportal.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “It offers fast, reliable and accurate performance”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was noisy. Dp Review wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review on DP Review “Excellent photo quality, with less noise than typical compact cameras”.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-RX100 ($199.95) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-LX7 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Lumix DMC-LX7 supports video recording, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LX7.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a greater number of image editing modes than most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Panasonic digital camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this camera.

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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LX7 is 0.12s and the longest is 250s. The maximum camera shutter speed of the Lumix DMC-LX7 of 250 seconds is one of the longest amongst compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-LX7. The closest focusing distances of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.01m to 30m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.28m.

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Nine Aspheric Elements

Most digital cameras of this age and spec have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements, including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 which has nine aspheric elements.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix DMC-LX7 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Panasonic digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-LX7. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has one of the bigger battery capacities (1,250 milliampere * hour) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average battery capacity of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7 is 840mAh, and the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

At 12,800, the Lumix DMC-LX7 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The lowest maximum ISO speed of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-LX7 is 3, the highest is 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7 range from 8MB to 8.2GB. The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a fairly big internal memory (70 megabytes) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LX7.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras of this type and age.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite High Display Resolution

Cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7 have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. At 920,000 pixels, the Lumix DMC-LX7 has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-LX7 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction across all digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LX7.

Across similar types of camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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330 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LX7 take between 30 and 889 shots per battery charge, including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 which takes 330 shots per battery charge.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Panasonic camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this age and spec have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1536 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2304 x 2304, 2560 x 1920, 2736 x 2736, 3072 x 2304 and 3776 x 2520 and 3968 x 2232. The best still image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Features One Auto Focus

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Panasonic camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is more than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-LX7.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (only 24 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7 the minimum focal lengths range from 2.6mm to 290mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The average minimum ISO speed of cameras of this age and type is 96, and the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 800. At only 80, the Lumix DMC-LX7 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7 is 3.2, and the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.9. With a minimum aperture of only 1.4, the Lumix DMC-LX7 has one of the smallest minimum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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17 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One person thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 did not have a good battery life. Dp Review wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review “Battery life not as good as predecessor” .

Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 3.8 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-LX7. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-LX7 the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) (20x), or the Samsung GC100 (21x).

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LX7 have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 10.1 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (16MP), the Fujifilm X100 ($940.83) (16.3MP), or the Samsung GC100 (16.3MP).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-LX7 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7 are not 3D compatible. The Lumix DMC-LX7 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a GPS. The Lumix DMC-LX7 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-LX7 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The weights of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LX7 range from 20g to 710g. With a weight of 269 grams, the Lumix DMC-LX7 is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The maximum aperture of the Lumix DMC-LX7 of only 2.3 is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LX7. The biggest maximum aperture of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2, the smallest is 130, and the average maximum aperture is 6.6.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-LX7. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Lumix DMC-LX7 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-LX7. The shooting modes "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of cameras of this age and type is 10MP, the most is 15,000,000MP, and the average total megapixel count is 52,000MP. With a total megapixel count of only 12.7 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-LX7 has a fairly few total megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-LX7.

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Very Small Extra / Smart Zoom

With an extra / smart zoom of only 7.5 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-LX7 has one of the smaller extra / smart zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the extra / smart zooms range from 1.3x to 96x.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a quite short maximum focal length (only 90 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The maximum focal lengths of cameras of this type and age range from 13mm to 1,800mm.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most cameras of this type and age have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7 is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Only 1.3 HDMI Version

This digital camera supports a 1.3c HDMI version, which is the most frequently supported HDMI version on similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Thick

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LX7 the depths range from 13mm to 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. With a depth of 45.6 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-LX7 is quite thick compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LX7.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Released Over Four Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-LX7 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

If this compact camera digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung GC100 (4.8").

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-LX7.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DSC-WX350 ($228.49) (40x), or the DSC-RX100 ($199.95) (54x) both from Sony.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (CMOS), or the Sony DSC-RX100 ($199.95) (CMOS).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
HDMI Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Technical Details
Audio Recording Format

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Expert Reviews

(89)
17 July 2014

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...

26 May 2014

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... Read more…

25 November 2013

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... Read more…

Fast lens
11fps burst mode
Accessory port for optional EVF
Shoots in Raw
Short shutter lag
Limited zoom range
Soft images at telephoto extreme
Noisy images at ISO 1600 and up
Control buttons are difficult to read
Price
30 March 2013

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

28 March 2013

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...

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User Reviews

(312)
Reviewed 19 September 2012 by Mdifanis
Mdifanis would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 (Verified Purchase)

I have owned the LX5 since its release. Like many owners of the LX series of compact cameras, I use this as my carry-around option when I cannot carry my D-SLRs.The LX7 has more direct competitors... Read more…

Reviewed 14 November 2012 by Judy the risk taker
Judy the risk taker would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 (Verified Purchase)

As a budding photographer, I purchased this camera on the suggestion of a professional for a photography group tour of 7 people to Bryce Canyon in Utah. Everone there with the exception of myself... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2013 by Sandman
Sandman would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 (Verified Purchase)

I'm a Semi-Pro Photographer. I am amazed at how many people overlooked this camera for the Sony DSC-RX100. The F/1.8-F/2.3 let's you capture some amazing photos that you cannot even do with the... Read more…

Reviewed 25 October 2012 by Big Mike
Big Mike would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 (Verified Purchase)

This poor camera has gone unnoticed because it came out at the same time as the Sony RX100 which got everyone excited because of its larger (for a compact camera) sensor.But the LX7 is a really... Read more…

Reviewed 21 September 2013 by Davemhead
Davemhead would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Yes, we have all seen the reviews of the Sony RX100 2 being the best compact camera. It is also the most expensive compact camera. I didn't want to spend $ [$] to get the RX1002 (with viewfinder)... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmclx7egk, panasonic 101, AFPANLX7WB1BDL, panasonic 101m, panasonic 101mp, panasonic afpanlx7wb1, panasonic afpanlx7wb1b, panasonic afpanlx7wb1bd, panasonic afpanlx7wb1bdl
Barcodes 00617689557741, 00885170087361, 00885170087378, 05025232681655, 05025232681679, 08851700873614, 08851700873782

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