Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-LX7 with F1.4-2.3, 24-90mm equiv. lens

Started Jul 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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LX7: the most obvious evolution of THE successful Panasonic brain child
In reply to snapshot09, Jul 18, 2012

From dpreview :

"Photographers tend to be interested in how well a lens can blur backgrounds when shooting portraits at full telephoto, and in this regard the LX7's 17.7mm F2.3 will behave much like a 90mm F11.7 lens on a full frame camera. This places it a little behind the likes of the Olympus XZ-1 and Fujifilm X10, because these cameras offer longer telephoto ends, but noticeably ahead of the LX5. One point of interest here is that the Sony RX100's larger sensor offers no practical advantage in this respect, because of its lens's F4.9 telephoto end. Interestingly the LX7 should also behave very similarly to a typical Micro Four Thirds 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 kit zoom for its ability to blur backgrounds.

The equivalent apertures also give a rough idea of how the cameras might compare in low light; to a degree they indicate how far a larger sensor should be offset by a faster lens. Obviously this isn't the whole story; the characteristics of the individual sensors matters too, as does the quality of in-camera processing for JPEG shooters. But in principle the LX7 should compare favourably to its competitors in this regard."
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