Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is a premium compact digital camera that replaces the very popular predecessor Lumix LX5. The Panasonic Lumix LX7 has a new 24 mm Leica DC Vario-Summilux lens, a large 1/1.7-inch 10MP MOS sensor, an ISO range of 80-12,800, full range of manual shooting modes and RAW file support.

The Panasonic DMC-LX7 has a Venus Engine image processor that has also been improved with Intelligent Noise Redction. The processor also integrates a high speed digital signal to improve continuous shooting rates to 11 fps. The Panasonic DMC-LX7 can records Full HD video 1080p in 60p (NTSC) or 50p (PAL) in AVCHD Progressive format with stereo sound, and can also use the optical zoom during recording.

The Panasonic LX7 also has a lens-mounted control for setting the aperture that makes manual control of exposure to be extremely fluid.

The Panasonic DMC-LX7 has a metal body and it is available in black or white. The available accesories for the LX7 include an external flash, an external viewfinder and multiple filters.

Lumix DMC-LX7 from Panasonic

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 specifications:

  • Sensor: 1/1.7-inch High Sensitivity MOS sensor, 12.8MP
  • Aperture: F1.4-2.3/ Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F1.4-8.0)
  • Optical zoom: 3.8x
  • Intelligent zoom: 7.5x
  • Lens: Leica DC Vario-Summilux/ 11 elements in 10 groups
  • File format: still image: JPEG/RAW/MPO; motion picture: AVCHD, MP4
  • Sensitivity: ISO 80-12800
  • Monitor: 3.0″ TFT LCD display, 920k dots
  • Storage: Built-in memory (aprox 70 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Interface: AV output, USB, mini HDMI
Lumix DMC LX7

The controls of Lumix DMC-LX7

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 reviews

The Panasonic DMC-LX7 is made mostly of metal and has a solid construction. The redesigned grip make the camera easy to hold. The LCD display has double the resolution of the one on the LX5 with good outdoor visibility. More about body, design and controls of the Panasonic LX7 you can read on dpreview.com website. The experts of this website conclude:

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.

 

The Panasonic LX7 is capable of producing high quality images with a good amount of noise control even in low light conditions. It is also capable of producing pleasing restricted depth of field effects thanks to f/1.4 aperture. More about the performance of this compact camera you can read on Panasonic DMC-LX7 review by techradar.com. The author of this review concludes:

With lots of fantastic features and brilliant image quality, Panasonic has produced a compact camera to be proud of with the LX7. With a wide maximum aperture of f/1.4, the ability to shoot in raw format and full manual controls, many people will surely be tempted by this.

 

Another Panasonic LX7 review comes from cameralabs.com website. From this review you can learn more about technical details, performance, usability and various settings of LX7.

 

More technical data, comparisons of image quality with other cameras, and a lot of Panasonic LX7 sample images you can see on imaging-resource.com website.

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

 

Panasonic Lumix LX7

Lumix LX7

 

Panasonic LX 7 LCD monitor detail

The LCD monitor of LX7

 

 

Panasonic LX7 white

Panasonic LX7 white

 

Panasonic LX7 with external viewfider

LX7 with viewfinder

 


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