Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Review

Overall Score

57

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/1.7 CMOS Sensor
  • 24-90 mm (3.8x) F1.4-2.3 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • 11 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 111 x 68 x 46 mm, 298g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-LX5
  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-LX10

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Overview


First introduced in October, 2012, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/1.7 (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic LX5 with Lumix DMC-LX7. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic LX7 with Panasonic LX5

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-LX7 with Panasonic LX10. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic LX7 with Panasonic LX10


Panasonic LX7 comes with a 7.53 x 5.64 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 9.41 mm (0.37").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Sensor resolution of Panasonic LX7 ~ 3660 x 2731 pixels.

Panasonic LX7 has Crop Factor: 4.6

The sensor has a surface area of 42.5 mm².

There are approximate 9,995,460 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Panasonic LX7 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Panasonic LX10 2016 20MP 125 - 12800 310g 106 x 60 x 42mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Panasonic LX7 2012 10MP 80 - 6400 298g 111 x 68 x 46mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Panasonic LX5 2011 10MP 80 - 12800 271g 110 x 65 x 43mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Panasonic LX3 2008 10MP 80 - 6400 265g 109 x 60 x 27mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic LX7


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
11.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 330 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
23 Focus Points
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
920k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
1.4 Lens at Wide
Timelapse Recording
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Slow Lens at Wide: F1.4
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F2.3
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has an Overall Score of 57/100 and ranked #86 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #370 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Panasonic LX7 Scores
Imaging score
42
Features score
60
Value for money score
73
Portability score
92
Overall score
57
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic LX7


Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 weighs 298g and has external dimensions of 111 x 68 x 46mm (4.37 x 2.68 x 1.81"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Panasonic LX7 is 123 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic LX7 is more by 13mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Panasonic LX7
298g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Panasonic LX7
46mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-LX7 Dimensions Lumix DMC-LX7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Panasonic LX100 393 g 298 g 115 x 66 x 55 mm 111 x 68 x 46 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Panasonic LX5 271 g 298 g 110 x 65 x 43 mm 111 x 68 x 46 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Panasonic LX10 310 g 298 g 106 x 60 x 42 mm 111 x 68 x 46 mm
Leica D-Lux 6 Leica D-Lux 6 298 g 298 g 111 x 68 x 46 mm 111 x 68 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 298 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 111 x 68 x 46 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Panasonic ZS50 243 g 298 g 111 x 65 x 34 mm 111 x 68 x 46 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 298 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 111 x 68 x 46 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 298 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 111 x 68 x 46 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-LX7
Announced October, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 11.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 8.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/1.7
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 7.53 x 5.64 mm
Sensor Area 42.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 12800
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 330 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 298 g
Physical Dimensions 111 x 68 x 46 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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