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PanasonicLumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 298 reviews)

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    (195)

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    (95)

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    (4)

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    (3)

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    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (139)
  • Good in low light (126)
  • Easy to use (118)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (110)
  • Compact (106)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (54)
  • Limited zoom (33)
  • Short battery life (14)
  • Lens cap (8)
  • Poor flash (8)

Best Uses

  • Travel (122)
  • Low light (108)
  • Landscape/scenery (97)
  • Family photos (86)
  • Video (62)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (68), Casual photographer (37), Semi-pro photographer (29), Pro photographer (16), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (187), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The BEST point and shoot

I've owned the LX5 and now the LX7. Don't give this camera a second thought. The Leica lens is crisp clear and the images this baby produces are second to none. The camera...Read complete review

I've owned the LX5 and now the LX7. Don't give this camera a second thought. The Leica lens is crisp clear and the images this baby produces are second to none. The camera is small and very light, easy to take anywhere without feeling like you're lugging around a brick. I am an artist and a professional photographer and I find myself using this camera on a daily basis for absolutely everything apart from actual client work or my own artwork. Shoot in RAW and learn to explore the full potential of this tiny camera. You will not regret this purchase, I guarantee it.

One detail to remember is that it is not perfect in low light. Anything about 400 ISO will produce color noise that you might not be comfortable with but it is easily reduced when you shoot in RAW. Learn to use your equipment and know its limits and you will find yourself producing beautiful work.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hold on to your LX5!

I thought I'd upgrade from my LX5, but it wasn't worth the change. I have returned the LX7. In low light, there's too much chromo-luminance noise, the photos look...Read complete review

I thought I'd upgrade from my LX5, but it wasn't worth the change. I have returned the LX7. In low light, there's too much chromo-luminance noise, the photos look "blotchy". The shutter lag is quite long, as well. The LX7 is not improved from the last model.I didn't think the extra f-stop on the LX7 made any difference, since the chip still had the same limitations as my LX5. Which is too much low light noise, and blotchy grain.In addition, Panasonic deicided to change the shoe-mounted digital viewfinder, from their last model. So everyone who paid a couple of [$] for that device. for their LX5, discovered it didn't work on the LX7. (thanks Panasonic, but to me, it would be like changing lens mounts, after you've sold me a bunch of lenses)There's no extension tube, and 18mm lens option, on the new model, something quite usefull on the LX5, so the new camera actually gave me less of an option than I had with their last model. I've had a long run with Lumix cameras, it's time for a change. I returned the LX7. I now use the Sony Cybershot RX100, for high quality "small" camera situations.

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4.0

Great everywhere camera

By Sonic the Pana

from Washington D.C.

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Awesome Sharp Fast Lens
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nd Filter
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Video

Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

I recently bought the LX7 to replace my damaged beyond repair LX5. Today in 2015 there are a lot of high end point and shoot camera options on the market to choose from. Yes the sensor is not the most up to date but this camera always works well for me when called upon to perform. It works great for casual stills and HD video when I don't want to carry my big DSLR system.

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  • No

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5.0

VERY GOOD CAMERA

By EDUARDO OXER

from ARGENTINA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Great Zoom
  • Short Lag Time

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

    VERY EASY TO USE

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Amazing Panasonic Camera

    By Baersguy

    from Durango, CO.

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Video

      Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

      Bought the camera for Real Estate for taking pictures and videos for listing the homes for sale. Very happy with the camera quality. Also very happy and was pleasantly surprised that B&H threw in a $[$]gift card. Would recommend the camera and the B&H store for purchase.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Nice compact camera

      By Bruce Lee

      from Boulder, CO

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

      I bought this camera to use when I go climbing and cycling, and for times when I don't want to carry a lot of expensive equipment. It is small and easy to use.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Light, many features

      By Hiker

      from Rochester NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Concerned About Battery
      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

      I am planning to use this for a long backpack and so far have used it for shorter ones. It is wonderfully light and also versatile. I've only had it a few weeks, and am slowly making my way through the extensie electronic manual. I am going to have to practice to be able to recall its many options, such as capacity to magnify a portion of the screen to check for accurate focus, before I head off and don't have access to the manaul for a month or more. This camera has a lot packed into a small package.

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      • No

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      5.0

      A Great Camera

      By Marty F

      from Durango, CO

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

          Bought the LX7 after extensive research. Before you decide that you need a large, heavy digital SLR, check out the LX7. Has all of the controls you get on an SLR including a hot shoe for an external flash. 1.4 lens. Also full HD video. A lot of camera for $[$].

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent camera for a good price

          By Value Fulfillment

          from Harlingen, Tx

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom
          • Poor Flash

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

          This a good camera. It takes excellent pictures and really adjusts well to lighting situations. SUPER fast auto focus and good OIS. I took a photo of my son running at me... crystal clear, he is perfect, not blurred one bit, which is ridiculous because that boy is fast. I love the aperture priority setting because you can manually adjust the aperture and ISO to your needs really quickly and easily. Has some pretty fun stuff in the creative mode and the video is absolutely beautiful.

          This camera has so much to offer that i'll be discovering things for a while, but what i've discovered so far is that it's a good camera for a good price... if i may, i'll use the expression "a whole lotta bang for your buck"

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          2.0

          Handles nicely but not what I wanted

          By Lorraine

          from Freeland

          Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

          This is a nice compact camera. I did send it back, though. I had bought it as a replacement for a little Samsung TL500, whose wide angle lens I really liked. This camera's lens is lovely, and I was quite happy with the images in the screen. But when I downloaded the images into my Mac and processed them with LR5, the quality of the image just wasn't what I expected. If you are not going to enlarge images very big, it'll probably be a nice walk-around camera to have.

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          5.0

          A classic camera

          By Silviu

          from Bloomfield Hills, MI

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom
          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video

          Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

          I use to have the LX3 model back in 2009, then sold it and tried out the Canon G11 and Pentax MX1.
          Sold both of them in the last year and purchased again the Panasonic, this time the LX7 as a back up camera for its bigger brother the GX7.
          I can easily see an improvement in image quality over all of these other cameras. Video mode is really where this camera shines.
          Plan to keep it forever.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Second time's a charm too!

          By Big I Ranch

          from Staten Island NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good in Low Light
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

            I bought this camera to replace my beloved Lumix DMC-LX1, and I was only looking for a replacememnt because I dropped that one and the LCD screen broke (still have hopes of repairing). After doing a lot of comparisions at this price point I ended up going back to LUMIX and it hasn't disappointed.

            It is fairly intuitive to use, the lens is amazing and the newer features like the Artistic modes are a fun. Would I recommend this? No doubt. BTW, B&H delivered a great price and got it to me 1 day ahead of promised. That is service.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great camera

            By Big Bear Tommy

            from Camarillo, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

              Excellent quality, easy to use.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good camera

              By kiddy

              from Rochester, MI

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality

              Cons

              • No Viewfinder

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

              Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

              No manual paper copy

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              • No

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              5.0

              I am extremely happy with this purchase

              By MacUser

              from Nevada

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Short Lag Time

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom
              • No Viewfinder

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

              I did a ton of research before I purchased this camera, and I couldn't be happier. I am still learning and understanding the camera, but I really wanted a camera that could take good pictures inside. And, this delivers. I love the burst mode. I would definitely recommend this camera, it is a great price, and is way more than just a point and shoot. It does take time to learn the camera unless you have previous experience.

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              4.0

              Very Good Point & Shoot

              By Goran

              from New Jersey

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

                  I am a professional photographer. I got this as my "casual" camera that I can carry around with me. It's really quite impressive for a point and shoot. Would definitely recommend it.

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                  5.0

                  A fantastic camera

                  By HB

                  from Rocklin, Ca.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Limited Zoom

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

                  I'm blown away with what this camera can do. I learning something new about it everyday. Fantanstic low light pics, and a half the price of a RX100iii. Very comfortable to hold to hold. I can't say enough about this camera. Save over $[$]over the RX, and spend the money you saved and take a trip to New York to see the sights and visit the great people at B&H. I'm going to

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                  5.0

                  Outstanding Service

                  By Satisfied Customer

                  from Kirkland, WA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (White):

                      B&H provided very timely service for pre-Christmas delivery. The camera arrived in excellent condition.

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                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      Natural Light Photography

                      By Fat Rae

                      from Rocky Mountains

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

                        Camera was purchased specifically for photographing in natural light - parties, evening events, etc. The lens at 1.4 is terrific for this type of use. Other adjustments in the viewfinder/monitor are a snap. I have cameras with more 'bells & whistles' but this one does just what it's meant to do, with ease.

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                        4.0

                        Put your phone away

                        By Hawck

                        from Florida

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

                          I know the LX100 is out, which makes this camera a very good buy. I've been testing it on some general conditions and have been pleased with it's performance. It's a really solid feeling camera and feels substantial even for its small size. Good in low light, which eliminates the flash in a lot of situations. The option of shooting RAW is very nice. The auto everything mode generates pretty generic looking images. and the color is a little flat in this mode. You can get around this with a few manual settings like aperture priority and shooting RAW. The zoom is a little slower than I like, but I don't do a lot of fast zooming so this is not a big issue for me.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great multi use camera

                          By Travis

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

                            I do travel photography but was looking for something compact that I could thro in my pocket. Some of the place I travel to are not safe so thousands of dollars in camera equipment that could be stolen is a bad idea. This camera is a great camera for travel when you want to get away from your DSLR. It does well in landscape as well as low light which was very important to me. Great all around camera!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            A precision instrument

                            By Steve from planet Earth

                            from Bar Harbor, ME

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                            • Limited Zoom

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Activi
                            • Family Activities
                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Indoor Shots In Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black):

                            The LX7 is no point-and-shoot camera; it is a precision photographic instrument. You have to know what you are doing to use it effectively. As a reward, it will give you back sharp, clear photos taken under difficult lighting conditions. It takes a while to get used to its settings so you can use it quickly and effectively. But according to the effort you put in, it will pay a large dividend. I have traded an impressive zoom ratio for something more in the portrait range because that is what I am interested in: close-up portraits indoors in natural light.The Lumix DMC-LX7 is just what I'd hoped it would be.

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