Panasonic LX7 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Resolution: 10.10 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/1.7 inch
(7.6mm x 5.7mm)
Kit Lens: 3.80x zoom
(24-90mm eq.)
Viewfinder: OLED
Native ISO: 0 - 0
Extended ISO: 80 - 12,800
Shutter: 250 - 1/4000
Max Aperture: 1.4
Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.8 in.
(111 x 67 x 46 mm)
Weight: 10.5 oz (297 g)
includes batteries
MSRP: $500
Availability: 08/2012
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Full specs: Panasonic LX7 specifications
10.10
Megapixels
3.80x zoom 1/1.7 inch
size sensor
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LX7 Summary

It's not just beautiful, the Panasonic LX7 is a serious photographer's camera in a small package.

Pros

Fast lens; Sharp lens; Rock-solid image stabilization; Fast autofocus and shutter lag; Level gauge.

Cons

Sluggish startup; Battery life lower; Switches can change accidentally; Slow buffer clearing.

Price and availability

Available now, the Panasonic LX7 comes in black and white and has a suggested retail price of US$500.

Imaging Resource rating

5.0 out of 5.0

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