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The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7 10.1 MP Digital Camera comes with a newly developed 24mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens that boasts a F1.4 brightness at wide-end and F2.3 at tele-end. Pictures will be sharp and blur-free, even in poorly lit environments. An advanced lens system – which has never been adapted to any Panasonic LUMIX digital camera or interchangeable lens – of 11 elements in 10 groups; 5 aspherical lenses with 9 aspherical surfaces, including the dual-sided aspherical surface ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens, is what makes it easy to produce beautiful high resolution photos with minimal distortion and a pleasing, soft-focused background to the human eye.

The Panasonic Lumix LX7 digital camera has a new 10.1-megapixel MOS sensor which results in high resolution images and high sensitivity recording. The Venus Engine integrates fast signal technology letting you record continuous, smooth videos at full HD. The Intelligent Noise Reduction system in the Venus Engine adjusts images and scenes taken in sensitive areas and creates clear, crisp imagery. For low-lit situations, the Multi-process Noise Reduction System produces dramatically clear photos and videos. And the Intelligent HDR controls exposure levels. Put this together, and you have a LUMIX Original with Multiple Aspect Ratios that find the balance you need for top-notch pictures and movies.

More photographic story telling with the new and additional creative features.

Two great and new creative control featured only in the Panasonic Lumix LX7 compact digital camera: the Radial Defocus and Smooth Defocus

The Time Lapse Shot will be your favourite if you want to capture a flower in bloom or a passing cloud. There are still 14 original retouches for you to choose from. A lot of room for creativity.

You can always add an artistic touch to your still pictures and images with 6 customizable color types.

You can even produce stunning 3D images with the Panasonic Lumix Camera LX7. With more shooting controls such as the New Paranoma Shot, the White Balance Bracket function and the Intelligent Handheld Night Shot, the Panasonic Lumix Camera LX7 is truly a great camera to behold.

The manual control mode will give advanced photographers even greater creative shots and details.

 

With New Light Speed Auto Focus, your picture will truly covey a thousand words

The New Light Speed AF (Auto Focus) by Panasonic Lumix LX7 camera allows you to catch those in-motion, on-the-go subjects that is always almost impossible to follow. As AF Tracking will automatically tracks your subject as soon as you focus on it, you won’t miss a moment and letting you snap away!

This is the ideal function when snapping images of moving and active subjects, such as athletes, children, or animals. Because of this smart function included in Panasonic Lumix LX7 digital camera, it will readjust the focus for you without having to press the shutter button halfway down. The new Focus Lever activates the AF area, changing to a handy one-shot for initial focusing. During playback, this function gives you one-touch zoom playback of subjects, right in your focus zone.

Shake no More
Panasonic Lumix LX7 camera comes with POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer). So even if your hands shake, it will never show in your pictures because it has twice the shake suppression capability of MEGA O.I.S. Now you will never have to worry about faltering while capturing those precious moments in your life!

Longer film with an easy grip
If you ever worry about shooting for long periods of time, The panasonic Lumix LX7 camera grip is easy to hold and very easy to use.
During extended video shooting, Your hands will not get tired because the material (resin and elastomeric) adds comfort while the leather-like fabric smoothes your tactile touch.
The advanced 3.0-inch 920K-dot LCD has a wide-viewing angle and a 100% field-of-vision while you are filming. The Intelligent LCD will even adjusts the brightness automatically according to your shooting conditions! Talk about a clever camera!

What is included?
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7K 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 7.5x Intelligent zoom and 3.0-inch LCD – Black. What’s in the box: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera (Black), Battery Charger, Battery Pack, USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Hot Shoe Cover, Lens cap, Lens Cap String, One Year Limited Warranty

 

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review

October 6th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Reviews - (0 Comments)

Exceptional photo and video quality, nippy performance and lots of creative control – as close to perfect as we’ve seen from a compact camera

The Panasonic LX7 is a pocket-sized camera for keen photographers, perhaps as a lightweight alternative to an SLR. Its 1/1.7in sensor is only slightly larger than the 1/2.3in sensors used in most compact cameras – and much smaller than any SLR sensor – but features such as a wide-aperture lens, fast performance and lots of physical controls distinguish this premium compact camera from cheaper point-and-shoot snappers.

In the last couple of years such cameras have struggled to compete with compact system cameras (CSCs), which offer the advantages of an SLR’s large sensor and interchangeable lenses in borderline-pocket-sized dimensions. However, if the LX7 is anything to go by, the demise of the premium compact camera is a long way off.

It’s not quite as slim as the Canon PowerShot S100 but smaller than our current favourite premium compact, the Fujifilm X10. The lens protrudes 20mm from the camera body when switched off and the lens cap adds another 4mm, but we were still able to fit it into jeans pockets – something that’s not so easy with even the slimmest CSCs. The slim rubber handgrip and contoured rear are just enough for a secure grip.

As with its predecessors, the LX7 has a switch on its lens for auto/macro/manual focus and another for aspect ratio. In most digital cameras this would mean simply cropping the image, but the LX7′s sensor is designed for multiple aspect ratios, so 16:9 photos are both shorter and wider than 4:3 ones. A 3:2 option is there too for those who like their photos to resemble an SLR’s output, and so too is 1:1 for Instagram fans.

The LX7 also has a lens-mounted control for setting the aperture. This harks back to the days before film cameras had batteries, and is a big boost to both the aesthetic charm and practical design. With aperture controlled on the lens and shutter speed on the rear dial, manual exposure control is extremely fluid. There’s another control for manual focus adjustment, but this rocker lever isn’t as quick to use as a dial or lens ring. Still, a momentary 5x digital magnification makes it possible to adjust the focus with confidence.

The LX7 also has a lens-mounted control for setting the aperture. This harks back to the days before film cameras had batteries, and is a big boost to both the aesthetic charm and practical design. With aperture controlled on the lens and shutter speed on the rear dial, manual exposure control is extremely fluid. There’s another control for manual focus adjustment, but this rocker lever isn’t as quick to use as a dial or lens ring. Still, a momentary 5x digital magnification makes it possible to adjust the focus with confidence.

AE/AF lock, ISO speed, white balance and drive mode have dedicated buttons. There’s a customisable Fn button that controls autofocus area by default, and pushing the command dial accesses exposure compensation. Meanwhile, a Q.Menu button gives quick access to other key settings. Rival cameras have even more buttons and dials but the LX7 delivers comprehensive, efficient control.

There’s no shortage of creative effects and advanced shooting modes, including automatic panorama stitching and 3D capture. The high-dynamic-range (HDR) scene preset combines three shots at different exposure settings to capture high-contrast scenes. Although there’s no control over the process, the results looked more natural than other cameras’ HDR modes.

This is a fast camera, taking just 1.2 seconds to power up and shoot, and 0.7 seconds between subsequent shots, even in raw mode. Full-power flash shots were 3.8 seconds apart. The plethora of continuous shooting modes includes the ability to shoot eleven shots at 10-megapixels or forty shots at 5-megapixels, in a second. Best of all is the ability to shoot at 5fps with continuous autofocus. This lasted for 23 frames before slowing to 2.3fps – still an impressive pace.

Panasonic has cut no corners with the LX7′s video mode. 1,920×1,080 capture is at a choice of 50p, 50i or 25p frame rates, and there’s a 100fps 720p mode that plays back at 25fps for quarter-speed slow motion. It’s great to have slow-motion footage at such a high resolution. The video setting on the mode dial offers priority and manual exposure control, with the ability to adjust the aperture and shutter speed while recording. The autofocus point can’t be moved, though – the camera appears to switch to multi-AF mode as recording commences. Video quality was outstanding, with rich colours, crisp details, a clear stereo soundtrack and a smooth, virtually silent zooming action.

The LX7 was just as impressive in our image quality tests. The f/1.4 lens is the star of the show, capturing twice as much light as rival cameras’ f/2 lenses, and almost seven times as much as CSCs’ f/3.5 zoom lenses. Whereas certain rival cameras aren’t so impressive at the long end of their zooms, the LX7 manages a wide f/2.3 aperture here too. This means the LX7 can afford to use much slower ISO speeds in low light. We compared it to the Sony NEX-F3 and Panasonic GF5 – two CSCs with 3x zoom kit lenses – and set them all to a 1/200s shutter speed. Despite its much smaller sensor, the LX7 came top for detail clarity thanks to its wide aperture that allowed a much slower ISO speed.

When very low light demanded faster ISO speeds, the camera still produced acceptable results up to ISO 1600. Processing raw files in Lightroom 4.2 (Release Candidate) extended the useable range to ISO 3200. Noise was never completely absent, though, with a slight turbulence in areas of dark, smooth colour even at ISO 80. Still, we appreciate the gentle approach to noise reduction, letting a little noise through in order to preserve as much detail as possible.

In fact, details were often startlingly sharp. It seems that Panasonic has pulled out all the stops to dispel any concerns about the modest 10-megapixel resolution. The downside was occasional evidence of insufficient anti-aliasing: high-contrast diagonal lines had a pixelated appearance, and there was swirling moiré interference on repeating patterns and discoloration on very sharp details. We’re used to seeing these issues in videos but it’s less common in photos. They were rarely serious, though, and processing raw files in Lightroom provided a cure.

We can’t remember the last time a camera was so consistently impressive across the board. Our only real criticisms are the features Panasonic has omitted. An articulated screen would have increased the camera’s size, but that’s a compromise we’d be willing to take for the benefits it would bring to the video and macro modes. We’d also have liked a touchscreen for moving the autofocus point, particularly during video capture. GPS, Wi-Fi and a microphone input would be welcome, too.

There’s an optional electronic viewfinder that sits in the accessory shoe, and while it’s well-specified with a 1.44-million dot resolution and the ability to tilt upwards by 90 degrees, it’s expensive at around £200 including VAT. People who need a viewfinder might be better served by the excellent Fujifilm X10, which has one built in.

The X10 is just as impressive as the LX7 in low light, with its superior sensor offsetting the LX7′s brighter lens. The X10 is the bulkier of the two, though, and its continuous shooting and video capabilities aren’t a patch on the LX7′s. The X10 is still highly recommended, but the LX7 surpasses it to be our favourite premium compact camera.

Even more impressively, it surpasses any CSC we’ve seen at this price, too. Admittedly, it can’t deliver the high-resolution, noise-free images of the best CSCs in bright conditions, and it lacks the shallow depth-of-field effects that come from a big sensor. However, no entry-level CSCs can match the LX7′s controls. CSCs can be upgraded with wide-aperture and macro lenses, but having it all in one pocket-sized camera is extremely attractive. The LX7 brings the battle to CSCs, and overall, it comes out on top.

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Ranking as one of the best of all the point and shoot digital cameras, the Panasonic Lumix LX7 digital camera, packs a whole lot in a small package.

This compact camera is aimed at photography enthusiasts or beginners alike. Like its predecessors, it gives users a lot of control such as a DSLR in a fixed lens compact format and the best quality compared to any average point and shoot cameras around, owning to its bigger sensor.

 3 of the best features define it as the top-notch compact camera out there. Let us take a look at the stupendous features this camera offers.

 

Best feature #1

Fastest and brightest lens

Look no further because the biggest and greatest feature on the Panasonic Lumix LX7 camera is undoubtedly its F1.4-2.3, 3.8X Leica zoom lens. Its a feature You won’t find on any other digital compact cameras.  This particular lens gives excellent sharpness and superior versatility in low light conditions. With its exceptionally bright F1.4-2.3, 3.8X Leica zoom lens, the Panasonic Lumix LX7 it provides unparalleled low light performance and also allows shallow depth of field effects.

 

dmc-lx7 panasonic lumix reviews 01Best feature #2

Excellent photo quality

The photo quality on the Panasonic Lumix LX7 is undoubtedly excellent. Thanks to its high quality lens, it takes well-exposed photos and the colors are nice and saturated and perfectly accurate in most situations. You can make your pictures even sharper by using the Intelligent Resolution feature that comes with the camera.

 

Best feature #3

Plenty of physical and manual control

With Panasonic Lumix LX7, There is an abundance of physical and manual control that comes with this premium compact camera. For the photography enthusiasts, the aperture ring is a welcome addition for example! The ability to adjust aperture manually is a great asset in your photo taking adventure.

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix LX7 is truly a top-notch premium compact camera. Coupled with Its fast and bright lens, and manual controls, it’s a pleasure to use and a very satisfying camera for enthusiasts or beginners alike. 

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March 3rd, 2013 | Posted by admin in Video Reviews - (0 Comments)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

February 1st, 2013 | Posted by admin in Video Reviews - (0 Comments)

The LUMIX DMC-SZ7 combines a powerful 10x optical zoom with a 25mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens, in a slim and compact body, making it extremely portable and easy to carry. It can also shoot full-High Definition, 1920 x 1080 60i videos and with Light Speed AF, it has a super-fast focus response time of approximately 0.1 second – making it easy to capture spontaneous must-have photos.

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