LX7 ~ how is the camera for family shots

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
elemenoP Regular Member • Posts: 229
Re: LX7 ~ how is the camera for family shots

Gingertwist wrote:

For example, I am looking for a smaller camera I could take to a restaurant or family gathering rather than bring my DSLR. I also like to travel and the LX7 looks great for that.

Some of the pictures I have seen of people don't quite look in focus. It looks like the camera was focusing more on the back ground. Does the LX7 let you manually focus anywhere? Like if I wanted to focus on the eyes or the left side of the screen rather than the middle etc, can you move the focus point around?

thank you

Can you show an example of what you mean? Because I find I get "too much" in focus. With a small camera it's much harder to get those nice people pictures where the people are in focus and the background is nicely blurred. On the other hand, that same problem of physics/more DOF makes is easier to get what you want in focus, since more of your shot is in focus!

As for focusing where you want, I have been using the typical half-press shutter and reframe of all P&S cameras. But I have recently learned that it IS possible to manually move the single-point focus frame to wherever you want it. I haven't tried it yet, it seems rather slow to me. But maybe other people have tried it and can weigh in.

As for indoor shots with no flash, it's good and bad. The LX7 actually has a much wider lens than a DSLR with typical kit lens, so you can get some very good low-light pictures that way. But if you open up all the way and there is still not enough light to get low ISO, it is a lot more challenging to shoot at ISO400-1600 with the LX7 than with a DSLR. That's not to say that you'll never get a great shot at those ISOs, it's just harder. (at least, I find it harder.)

I am enjoying my LX7 for family shots, unfortunately I don't post pictures of my family here so you'll have to take my word for it!


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