Panasonic LX7 - Why?

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Panasonic LX7 - Why?
Feb 8, 2013

I recently bought new LX7. This wasn't spontaneous desigion. I prefered it insted of RX100 (LX7 has better low-light capabilities especially in video) and Canon G15 ( I prefer LX7 wider angle and again video is important). So I got a new LX7 5 days ago. It is very nice camera but... It took me 5 days to discover HOW THE IMAGES COULD LOOK NATURAL. Problems? Strange WB and unnatural colors... Even at ISO 100 there is yellowish/greenish trend. The colors are some how pale and tje images are with low contrast and "digitised" due to agressive "inteligent resolution". It took several seconds to minutes  to correct this issues with software but I still can not understand WHY Panasonic gives this frustrating initial view of images!

Here are my prefered settings after 5 days comparison and adjusting:

P-mode:
Photo Style- VIVID
Contrast - 0
Sharpness -1 or -2
Color -1
NR -1
Inteligent Res- LOW

WB: -2 (Red)

I REALLY HOPE that Pana could correct this issues with firmware update.

Otherwise the camera has great capabilities and potential.

As an example I attach one comparison between G15 and LX7 at ISO 100 and at ISO 800.

Please comment!

ISO 800

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