Panasonic Lumix LX7 Review

 
Camera Reviews / Panasonic Lumix Cameras / Lumix Point & Shoot i Review
Links
Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 
Check Prices: Check Now!
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: LX7
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $499.99
Street Price: $397.99
Date Available: 2012-08-01
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 10.5 oz (297 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.8 in.
(111 x 67 x 46 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 10.1
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
3776 x 2520 (9.5 MP, Other),
3168 x 2112 (6.7 MP, 3:2),
2656 x 1768 (4.7 MP, 3:2),
2112 x 1408 (3.0 MP, 3:2),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
3328 x 1872 (6.2 MP, 16:9),
2784 x 1568 (4.4 MP, 16:9),
2208 x 1248 (2.8 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
2736 x 2736 (7.5 MP, 1:1),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO, RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 11.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/60i/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (30p)
1280x720 (120p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MP4, with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: No
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX; 11 elements in 10 groups (5 Aspherical Lenses / 9 Aspherical surfaces / 2 ED Lenses (1 Aspherical ED lens), 1 Nano Surface Coating Lens)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 90 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.80x
Aperture Range: f/1.4 (wide) / f/2.3 (tele) - f/8 using multistage diaphragm with 3 step ND filter
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Standard up to 4x, Intelligent Zoom up to 2x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23pt) / 1pt (flexible / scalable)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type: Optional EVF in hot shoe (DMW-LVF2) Optional OVF in hot shoe (DMW-VF1)
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 0
Minimum ISO (native): 0
ISO Settings: Auto, iISO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800* (* by pixel mixed readout), 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Incandescent, Color Temperature (2-axis adjustable), White Set 1, White Set 2
Shutter Speed Range: 250 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama shot, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, HDR, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, Glass Through, 3D Photo; Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color, Radial Defocus, Smooth Defocus
Self Timer: 2, 10, 3 in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, Flash Synchro; 1st/2nd Slow Sync
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.8 - 8.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 5.2m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW+JPEG
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MP4, with stereo sound
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type C) with Viera Link
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.750
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 16.00
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.770
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 11.100
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 12
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.241
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.255
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.451
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.010
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF shutter lag, 23-area: 0.228s Full AF shutter lag, Quick mode: 0.246s
Startup Time: 3.700
Shutdown Time: 1.200
Play -> Record Time: 0.800
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 0.600
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 7,251.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: 3.6V 1250mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 330
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.3 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio, Adobe Reader
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Power OIS optical image stabilization, Full HD video up to 60p, raw capture, AF Tracking, Intelligent D-range Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range), Intelligent Handheld Night Shot and Motion Deblur modes, 11 fps full-resolution burst mode, 5 fps with Continuous AF. Available in black or white.

Panasonic LX7


Print the specs page for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 digital camera reviewPrint this Page

Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.

Follow Imaging Resource

Purchase memory card for Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 digital camera
Enter this month to win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate