Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Review

Announced Jul 18, 2012 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 90 mm (3.8×)
dpreview conclusion

It wasn't easy to improve on the already impressive DMC-LX5, but Panasonic managed to pull it off with their new LX7. Enthusiasts will love its fast lens, manual controls, photo quality, and 1080/60p movie mode. Beginners can enjoy the LX7 too, thanks to Panasonic's great Intelligent Auto mode.

Good for

Low light enthusiasts who desire a camera with manual controls, fast performance, expandability, and a top-notch movie mode.

Not so good for

Those planning on taking a lot of people pictures with the built-in flash - redeye will likely be an issue. Also, slow zoom speed can be very annoying.

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Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Exposure and focus accuracy
Image quality (raw)
Image quality (jpeg)
Flash performance
Low light / high ISO performance
Performance (speed)
Movie / video mode
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