Your assistance would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Your assistance would be greatly appreciated
In reply to Phily, Feb 16, 2014

Phily wrote:

I own both the LX7 and the EOS-M with the 22mm (that was my "kit lens")

1) The LX7's autofocus is incomparably faster

2) At F 1.4, the LX7 is very sharp. At F 2, the 22mm is also very sharp.

3) I would say that the LX7's sensor at 400 is like the EOS-M's at 2000. But the LX7 at 3200 is like the EOS-M at 6400. Of course with a lower pixel count, the EOS-M would be even better. But don't forget the LX7's substantial speed advantage. In general, the EOS-M's IQ is better. But the LX7's IQ is already very good.

4) The LX7's MTF mode has no equivalent in the EOS-M. And the minimum speed feature also is brilliant in the LX7 and sorely missing in the EOS-M

5) The in-camera HDR is very usable in the LX7 because it is very fast. It is not as usable in the EOS-M which shoots 3 times in a row quite slowly

6) In operation the LX7 is much faster

7) The LX7 has a flash. Not the EOS-M

8) The battery life of the LX7 seems better.

9) The zoom range and speed of the LX7 are better than the 18-55 IS

Conclusion: For most of my uses, the LX7 is a much better camera. Unless in low light when I cannot use the flash, I miss it when carry the EOS-M. If I were to spend $300 again (what I paid for the EOS-M), I would buy instead another LX7, just to be safe. Not sure what Panasonic will replace it with. It is really an excellent package.


Wonderful, clear analysis.  Confirms all my beliefs with factual comparisons.  Many thanks.


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