costadone: About a mont ago I purchased the LX7 for a 3 week trip though Europe. What made me go with the LX7 (instead of the Fuji X10, RX100, or G1X) was the wider angle and of course the f1.4.Half way through the trip I noticed the ND filter was shifting and working only partially on the frame, eventually the LCD screen died. I was running around Paris looking for the optional viewfinder, which I eventually found and paid 249 EUROS!!!After returning I sent the camera to Lumix and wrote an email expecting a refund on the viewfinder, because I never really wanted one, and was my only solution at that time. The response was... we do not give refunds.I'm very disappointed with LUMIX customer service.Also, at high ISO's 2000-3600 the images are NOT usable. I am not sure if it's because of the Lumix software to manage RAW files or the camera itself. I am beginning to question my purchase, sadly.
Very sad to hear. I've just started getting issues with my lightly used LX5 so build quality/longevity may be questionable.
The samples from the review appear very poor compared to other cameras' reviews over the last four or more years I've been using this site on a very regular basis. In fact, the impression they give is one of, "wait for the next rev".
The LX5 has produced some brilliant images, don't get me wrong, and every time my daughter comes in reach of it, it disappears for quite some time.
Given your LUMIX CS experience, I'm now concerned with what kind of reception I'll get for an under 12-month-old unit...
How about DPReview posting this on FRIDAY, so folks have a realistic opportunity to enjoy the book. Weekends are snowed so I, along with many, missed BOTH windows. For my part, I've been in hospital with my son who broke his neck mountain-biking - kind of a legit "miss"...
Any chance of another window happening with a Friday MORNING heads-up?
KUDOS! Passed the rock in July - none of my pictures come close to the beauty of this.