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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera

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10.1MP 4x MOS Oct 2014
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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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Thirteen Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of this age and type, this compact camera camera is one of the most awarded.

The experts at PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Lydogbilde.no all wrote that this Panasonic camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The experts at three more expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this compact camera camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, M3.idg.se and Akam.no.

The experts at two additional expert review sites both wrote that this Panasonic digital camera was superb and gave it their highest award. Photoreview.com.au and Log.com.tr both gave this digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

Three additional expert review sites thought that this camera was good. This Panasonic camera received a DP Review "Silver" award and the reviewer at What Digital Camera gave it a "Gold" award and said it was superb. This compact camera camera also received an Itproportal.com "Best Buy" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on fourty-six expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 84 out of 100. This puts this Panasonic digital camera in the top 4% of all the cameras of a similar spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Lumix DMC-LX7 owners on average rated this camera as outstanding. That puts this Panasonic camera in the top 18% of all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Good Quality Lens

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Expert website Pcmag.com gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and wrote three years ago “A lens with a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture”. Four years ago Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 “With the fastest lens of any compact to date”. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert review site CNET.com.au “We highly recommend investing in a better lens cap for a pain-free photography experience”.

Five Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reckoned that it had a good zoom. Cameralabs.com said “A bright 3.7x zoom lens and 3in screen” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7. Three years ago Dp Review said on DP Review “Very bright 1.4 2.3 zoom lens”. Digital-Photography-School.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review “Ultra long zoom models and those with ultra fast lenses … to some they’re called ‘bright’”.

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

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 owner considered that the product had a good image stabiliser. Three years ago Dp Review said “Impressive image stabilization” in their review.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of people who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “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” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 a score of 80 out of 100. Pcadvisor.co.uk gave the product a score of 4 stars and said on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “Would still like to achieve improved quality image, then the metal construction”.

A few people who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 agreed that it had a good image sensor. Pcmag.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 on expert website PC Mag “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a larger than average image sensor and fast zoom lens.”. Four years ago expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review “The LX7 also offers an improved 10 megapixel sensor, full 1080p HD movies an”. Expert website Neocamera.com wrote “This camera has a larger-than-usual 10 megapixels CMOS sensor capable of ISO 80 to 6400 at full reso” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 owners concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix LX7 with new high speed sensor and 11fps shooting, bright f/1.4 lens”. Expert website Cameralabs.com wrote “With a larger sensor than most point-and-shoots and sensible 10.1 Megapixel resolution”. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au wrote in their review “Its 10.1-megapixel sensor has the same resolution as the LX5's”.

Some customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 concluded that it was good in low light. Dpreview.com mentioned on expert website DP Review “Good low-light performance” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review wrote “3.8X optical zoom Leica lens allows for better low light shots, more background blur” in their review of this digital camera.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 owner reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 had a good ISO range. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag three years ago “It's best to keep the ISO set on the low side”.

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Good Support

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 owners wrote that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 had good technical guidance. Four years ago 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”. Techradar.com said on expert website Techradar in the same month “The ability to shoot in raw format and full manual controls, many people will surely” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7. Three years ago Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Full manual controls with RAW support, numerous ways to adjust w” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7.

Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it was a good design. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “ND filter button are welcome additions to an already proven design that particularly appeals to more experienced photograp” and scored the product 5 stars. Dp Review said “Polished and refined design”.

A number of people who purchased it thought it was good looking. Expert website Techradar.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review “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”.

Several people concluded that it was smooth. Dp Review said “Smooth highquality video capture” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review.

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Good Size

A number of customers wrote that this digital camera was compact. Four years ago expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com scored it 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “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 review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “The LX7 is Panasonic's update to the popular serious compact camera, the”. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “The camera is compact a”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it was lightweight. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 “The Panasonic LX7 is a pocket-sized camera for keen photographers, perhaps as a lightweight alternative to an SLR”. Dp Review said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review three years ago “Relatively lightweight and compact dimensions for a metal build enthusiasts camera, bright aperture lens, built-in visual effects, hotshoe” .

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewers agreed that it was a good body shape. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com said “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” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7. Hereshow.ca said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review “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”.

One person concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 was good physically. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “1.4 2.3 wide aperture, great layout including physical aperture ring, small”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 mentioned that it was good quality. Cameralabs.com wrote “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 the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert website CNET.com.au “The LX7 is an excellent advanced compact camera that has great photo quality”. Four years ago T3.com wrote “Excellent picture quality” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7.

Good Video Capture

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 owners who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 agreed that it was good for video recording. Three years ago Dp Review said on DP Review “Excellent video bitrate along with stereo sound” in their review. Dp Review also mentioned “Very versatile photo and video modes”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of customers agreed that it was mirrorless. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.my said four years ago “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” and scored the product 5 stars.

A number of people wrote that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 had a good screen. Dp Review wrote three years ago “Excellent screen”. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had an electronic viewfinder.

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Good Technical Features

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 had good features. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned “With lots of fantastic features and brilliant image quality, Panasonic has produced a compact camera to be proud of with the LX7”. Dp Review mentioned “Plenty of useful shooting features” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review also said “Refined design, excellent lens with ultrafast aperture, plenty of features, option to add an EVF”.

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic compact camera digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Panasonic is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Easy to Use

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

Three people who bought it agreed that it was easy to handle. Dp Review said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review on DP Review “Good build quality, handles well, good balance between simplicity”. Dp Review also mentioned “Superb manual handling”. Four years ago expert review site Hardwarezone.com.my gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Handling is smooth and nearly perfect for a prosumer camera, with manual controls within easy reach; we especially like having the aperture ring on”.

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Robust

Several people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. Expert review site Itproportal.com said in their review of this digital camera “It offers fast, reliable and accurate performance” .

Acceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewer reckoned that the product was noisy. Dp Review wrote three years ago “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 are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX200 (£149.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (£282.13) (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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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

The Lumix DMC-LX7 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-LX7.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Lumix DMC-LX7 has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-LX7.

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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has one of the longest maximum camera shutter speeds (250 seconds) amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras of this spec and age have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing 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 camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Nine Aspheric Elements

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is a nine aspheric element digital camera. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-LX7 have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-LX7. The average closest focusing distance of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-LX7 is 0.27m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 30m.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Lumix DMC-LX7 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-LX7. The photo effects "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a fairly big battery capacity (1,250 milliampere * hour) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-LX7. The average battery capacity of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-LX7 is 850mAh, and the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

When compared to other cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7, the Lumix DMC-LX7's maximum ISO speed of 12,800 is one of the highest. Cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LX7 have maximum ISO speeds of between 200 and 26,000.

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Has Two Playback Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly found playback mode is Movie, but this playback mode is not found on this Panasonic digital camera. The playback modes Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has one of the bigger internal memory (70 megabytes) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-LX7 is 1MB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-LX7 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

At 920,000 pixels, the Lumix DMC-LX7 has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-LX7. The average display resolution of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 400,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-LX7 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of this age and spec.

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

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Supports One Image Format

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this digital camera.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this digital camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this camera.

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330 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge, including the Lumix DMC-LX7 which takes 330 shots per battery charge.

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

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

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-LX7.

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

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Features Three Auto Focus

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a quite short minimum focal length (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The minimum focal lengths of cameras of this spec and age range from 5mm to 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LX7. The average minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 99, and the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 1,600.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The minimum aperture of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 of only 1.4 is one of the smallest amongst similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-LX7. The smallest minimum aperture of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.3, the largest is 6.6, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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19 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some people said in their reviews that it was not cheap. Dp Review wrote “Bit expensive” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review. Dp Review also said “A little more expensive than the competition”. Expert website Gizmodo.com.au wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review “The RX100 is more expensive and manual”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviewers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was not a bargain for the price. Dp Review wrote three years ago “Fixed screen LCD, priced not a great deal cheaper than one of Panasonics interchangeable lens G-series compacts system cameras”.

One customer concluded that the product was not good value for money. Expert review site Stuff.tv mentioned “Meanwhile we're seeing the big players releasing pricey advanced compacts too” in their review.

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Poor Battery Life

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Battery life not as good as predecessor”.

Very Small Optical Zoom

Cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-LX7 have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. With an optical zoom of only 3.8 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-LX7 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-QX10 (£164.16) (10x), or the DSC-WX350 (£159.00) (20x) both from Sony.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 10.1 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel count of cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-LX7 is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 (£249.99) (16MP), the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (£282.13) (16MP), or the Fujifilm X100 (£209.00) (16.3MP).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-LX7 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Lumix DMC-LX7 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-LX7 also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7, the Lumix DMC-LX7 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 269 grams, the Lumix DMC-LX7 is quite heavy compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The weights of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot G16 (£246.99) (314g).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-LX7. The digital zooms of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7 range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the DSC-WX350 (£159.00) (40x), or the DSC-RX100 (£269.99) (54x) both from Sony.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

Compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LX7 have maximum apertures of between 1.8 and 87. At only 2.3, the Lumix DMC-LX7 has a very big maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-LX7. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic digital 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 cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LX7. The shooting modes "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Small Extra / Smart Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has one of the smaller extra / smart zooms (only 4.5 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest extra / smart zoom of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-LX7 is 1.3x and the biggest is 96x.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has one of the less total megapixel counts (only 12.7 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The least total megapixel count of digital cameras of this type and age is 10MP and the most is 48MP.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 90 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-LX7 the maximum focal lengths range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm.

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Only 3968 X 2232 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-LX7 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera has a 3968 x 2232 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras that have been around for more than two years the best image resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Only 1.3 HDMI Version

This digital camera supports a 1.3c HDMI version, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Thick

Digital cameras of this age and type have depths of between 4mm and 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. At 45.6 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-LX7 is quite thick compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-LX7.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-LX7.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix P510 (£293.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100 (£235.00) (4.8").

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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 on the market for around the same time as it.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100 (£235.00) (CMOS), the Canon PowerShot S120 (£179.99) (CMOS), or the Sony DSC-RX100 (£269.99) (CMOS).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
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
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
HDMI Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Calendar
Album Organization
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Included Wrist Strap
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker
Audio Recording Format
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

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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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic 101, AFPANLX7WB1BDL, panasonic 101m, panasonic 101mp, panasonic dmclx7, panasonic 8383218, panasonic dmclx7k, panasonic dmclx7w, panasonic 12594922, panasonic 12594918, panasonic afpanlx7wb1, panasonic afpanlx7wb1b, panasonic afpanlx7wb1bd, panasonic afpanlx7wb1bdl
Barcodes 00617689557741, 00885170087361, 00885170087378, 05025232681655, 05025232681679, 05025232681730, 08851700873614, 08851700873782

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