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Panasonic Lumix LX7 Camera with LEICA F1.4 Summilux Lens - Black (10.1 MP, 3.8x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

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  • F1.4-2.3 LEICA Summilux lens
  • Intuitive operation with apreture ring & rear dial
  • Versatile Shooting functions

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 cm ; 268 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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  • Item model number: DMC-LX7EB-K
  • ASIN: B008N8NZDK
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 July 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,648 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Product Description

Photo Quality

Super Bright F1.4 Leica DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens

At its widest aperture and focal length the LX7 shoots at a wonderfully bright F1.4. This opens up a new realm of creative shooting with such a compact camera. Whether you need a fast shutter speed to avoid blur or a shallow depth of field for more dramatic close ups or portraits, the LX7 has the lens to deliver.

New High Sensitivity MOS Sensor

Conventional Digital Cameras use image sensor technology built around a CCD (Charge Coupled Device). However the demand for faster readout and lower power consumption has led to the development of MOS (Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensors as the preferred technology to deliver the advanced features of today's models. Panasonic's latest 10.1 megapixel MOS sensor offers a digital readout from the sensor that supports Full HD video recording, high speed burst shooting and not forgetting an ultra sensitive ISO 12800 shooting option.

Anti-ghost & Flare with Nano Coating Lens
Nano thin layer virtually eliminates ghost and flare entirely
Nano thin layer virtually eliminates ghost and flare entirely

In addition to multi-coating lens technology to reduce flare and reflections, the application of a Nano thin coating outer layer (usually only found on high-end Digital SLR lenses) virtually eliminates ghost and flare entirely.

Power O.I.S. With Active Mode For Video
Taking shots from a moving vehicle or while walking is more precise
Taking shots from a moving vehicle or while walking is more precise

Our highest and most effective order of image stabilisation. Power O.I.S. is about twice as effective as our conventional system at reducing low-frequency vibration-caused blur. It is especially useful when using slow shutter effects or shooting night scenes. With the option of Active mode during movie recording, videoing from a moving vehicle or while walking is also more precise.

24mm (Equivalent) Wide-Angle Lens

In 35mm camera terms, a 50mm lens is considered close to the natural viewing angle of humans. A 100mm lens makes the subject appear twice as close to the camera but reduces the width of view by half. A 25mm lens has the opposite effect, making the angle of view twice as wide as the 50mm lens but appearing as if we have moved the camera away from the subject. The advantage of a wide angle lens, such as the 24mm equivalent included in this camera, is that you can get more subjects in the shot. That's great for indoor use where you may want to photograph a group of friends, or for outdoor shots where you want to shoot an amazing landscape or sunset. Either way, you will find the wide angle option adds to your creativity.

Fastest Auto Focus
The incredibly fast focus speed is due to the double speed readout from the sensor
The incredibly fast focus speed is due to the double speed readout from the sensor

Fast focus is a must when you don't want to miss the moment of a lifetime. None come faster in a compact camera than the lightning fast 0.1 seconds of Lumix. Borrowed from the technology used in our Lumix G system camera, the incredibly fast focus speed is due to the double speed readout from the sensor when the shutter button is half pressed.

50P FULL HD Video Mode With AVCHD Progressive

The newly developed Venus Engine FHD supports video recording at 50 frames per second in Full HD resolution (1920x1080). This offers the smoothest and most detailed video mode ever for a compact digital camera and is perfect for fast action sports recording.

Functionality & Ease of Use

920k Pixels, 3.0 Inch, Wide Viewing Angle LCD Screen
The 3.0 inch LCD works well in bright light due to the Auto Brightness sensor
The 3.0 inch LCD works well in bright light due to the Auto Brightness sensor

A high resolution (920,000 pixels) Liquid Crystal Display is offered with a 3.0 inch viewing area that works well in bright light due to the Auto Brightness sensor that automatically increases brightness by up to 40% when in sunny conditions. The wide viewing angle also means a number of people can review the pictures at the same time.

iA (Intelligent Auto) Shooting Mode

The art of taking interesting photographs is to have a camera that is ready to shoot when the moment arises. iA mode is a feature of all Lumix models and it lets you take the picture without you having to worry about what settings to use. The camera intelligently works out the type of scene that you are trying to capture. Whether it is a picture of a person's face (using Auto Portrait mode), a dramatic landscape (using Auto Landscape mode), a close up of a beautiful flower (using Auto Macro mode) or a group of friends (using Auto Face Detection & Recognition). All the most commonly used shooting scenarios are programmed in to the camera and the camera makes all the internal settings automatically, leaving you to just press the button.

Versatile Shooting Controls & Built-in ND Filter
The aperture ring allows direct control of aperture setting
The aperture ring allows direct control of aperture setting

The DMC-LX7 offers precise manual control of the light source with newly equipped aperture ring, internal ND filter, focus lever and rear dial. The aperture ring mounted on the lens barrel allows direct control of aperture setting. The built-in ND filter allows slower shutter speeds to be used even when bright conditions would not normally allow. With additional focus lever and a rear control dial all creative controls are at your fingertips.

11 Frames Per Second High Speed Burst Shooting
Capture high speed action with a rapid sequence of still pictures
Capture high speed action with a rapid sequence of still pictures

High-speed burst shooting, up to 11 frames per second at full resolution, is possible. This enables you to capture high speed action with a sequence of still pictures that are sharp and defined, even when it is difficult to keep the subject in the centre of the frame. You can review the images after you have captured the action and choose the best composed shot.

Time Lapse Shooting Mode

With Time Lapse Shooting available, you can record subjects such as flowers coming into bloom or a dramatic sunset over a long period of time. The camera automatically starts taking pictures once the start time, the interval and the number of picture to shoot are set.

Extensive Creative Effects For Recording

Up to 16 creative filter effects can be selected before taking your shot. These effects: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Miniature effect, Toy Effect, Low Key, Star Filter, One Point Colour, Dynamic Monochrome, Soft Focus, Radial Defocus, Smooth Defocus, Impressive Art and Cross Process offering you a wider choice of creative style.

Creative Re-touch For Playback

Some of the creative filter effects that are available before taking your picture are also available to add to your shot after you have captured it. You can decide whether effects like Soft Focus, High Key or Dynamic Monochrome add an interesting new look to your shot, and apply the effect to the original picture after you have reviewed it.

Stereo Sound Recording

A built-in stereo microphone means high quality Dolby encoded stereo sound can be recorded when using movie mode.

Optional Tilt-able Electronic Live Viewfinder
This highly-spec'd electronic viewfinder is easily attached to the hot-shoe connector
This highly-spec'd electronic viewfinder is easily attached to the hot-shoe connector

The disadvantage of compact bodied cameras is the lack of a view finder, but the LX7 supports an interface for the optional Live View Finder DMW-LVF2. This highly-spec'd electronic viewfinder is easily attached to the hot-shoe connector supplying power for the 1.44M dot display. It offers a 100% field of view and a 1.4x magnification of the image from the sensor. It also usefully tilts through 90 degrees allowing for low angle shooting.

External Flash Option With Hot Shoe Terminal

In addition to the built-in pop-up flash, a hot shoe is provided for the use of an optional, more powerful external flash.

Networking

Extended Capacity SD Card Recording

Panasonic Lumix cameras are compatible with SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and the new extra capacity SDXC Memory Cards. So whether it's 1GB, 4GB or 64GB capacity you require, Lumix can accommodate.

Box Contains

Battery Charger
Battery Pack
Body Cap
AV Cable
USB Cable
Shoulder Strap
Software


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Premium compact at a cracking price 5 April 2014
By Mr Baz #1 REVIEWER #1 HALL OF FAME
The LX-7 has been out a while now (it came out late 2012 and was about 450 at release)
Fast forward to 2014 (and I expect an updated model to arrive shortly)

I've used the LX-7 for a few weeks (borrowed from a friend) and I feel it's a very decent (though by no means perfect) good quality compact. You just don't normally get this kind of camera at a price like this, so with that in mind I will do a quick summary of my good and bad points

Bottom line, grab yourself a bargain!

Pros:
+ Nice fast 24-90mm (equivalent) f1.4-2.3 lens (this is much faster than many compacts)
+ Good build overall feels solid and well made
+ Excellent clear, high resolution 920k 3" LCD
+ Aperture ring on the lens
+ Good image quality for a 1/1.7" sensor
+ Shoots raw
+ Extensive number of burst shooting modes up to 11fps and a decent buffer too (about 11-12 shots raw) There are a lot of burst shooting modes (you will see some market with AF - Autofocus - some without though)
+ You can store custom settings on the main exposure dial (C1 and C2 very handy)
+ Aspect ratio switch (no need to menu dive)
+ Fast and responsive with good AF performance
+ Option to add viewfinder (EVF)
+ Lots of features, full manual controls, bracketing, tons of scene modes, electronic level pretty much "fully loaded)
+ Time lapse and multi exposure modes (I don't use these much but they are nice to have)
+ HD video 1080@60p very good well defined video with stereo sound. You can use the zoom and AF as well.
+ OIS works well around 3.
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109 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Summilux Lens 20 Dec 2012
I have used this camera for five weeks in a variety of situations for both mono and stereo photography. It is solid and well-made and the sensor gives excellent results, much better than many others with a higher pixel count.
It's many features give a great deal of flexibility; the five frames per second burst and the built-in HDR are two of my personal favourites.
However it is the 1.4 lens that really sets the LX7 apart from the competition.Imagine a church interior with little light, no tripod and nowhere to rest the camera. Setting the LX7 to aperture priority and manually rotating the ring to f1.4 you can happily shoot hand-held. Because the light coming in is 8 times the brightness of the average compact, you don't need to worry about degradation through slow shutter speeds and high ISO settings.
The big Leica hole also allows satisfactory selective focus inspite of the small chip size.
Nowadays, if I am taking a tripod I pack my Canon 60D. If not it has to be the LX7. It's hard to tell the difference on video and on prints upto A4.
Because of the small chip and tiny files, fellow photographers don't believe this.
Until I show them the results, that is.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
By M. Bhangal TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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The video accompanying this review is some footage taken entirely with the LX7.

The advanced compact camera is a recent invention that aims to be a replacement for your big, heavy DSLR, or to replace your cell phone camera if you are used to something smaller than a DSLR, but want DSLR quality. All advanced compact cameras allow you to output RAW data, which is a big deal if you are into photo editing or advanced photography.

There are many other advanced compacts on offer (Olympus XZ, Fuji X series, Canon G1, Sony RX100 or Nikon Coolpix A), but the LX7 has four major things that sets it above the competition...

The first is price: the LX7 is amongst the cheapest advanced compact you can buy.

The second is the fastest glass: it is not constant aperture, but beats the competition hands down. Although the LX7 has a poorer high ISO than the competition, the fact that you have very fast glass means that you rarely go above ISO400/800, so it's a non-issue in most cases. The camera also has a very good macro function: it can focus as near as a centimetre away. The lens comes with in-lens optical stabilisation (many other cameras have only electronic compensation, so optical compensation is a pretty big deal at this price point).

Third: video. Although the LX7 has a small sensor, this is an advantage in video (and also for that matter, in IR photography). You get the sharpest video because the sensor does very little line-skipping and has far fewer sensor filters. The camera also comes with inbuilt ND filters, which is essential for video (unlike in stills, in video, shutter is tied to frame rate so you control exposure via an ND).
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129 of 140 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best LX yet 6 Oct 2012
Originally owned the LX3 and LX5,the 3 always had the sharper lens over the 5,in both cases jpegs were pretty rough,i purchased the LX7 knowing RAW would have to be used and put into lightroom 4.2,BUT the Panasonic jpegs are now superb ! really really surprised and very happy, the lens is very very sharp,colours are excellent,even skin tones are now very nice on a Panasonic camera,WB is pretty spot on and exposure is almost fool proof,even pixel peeping the lens and jpegs match my Sony A37 + 35mm f1.8 lens in good light,pretty amazing considering the sony 16meg sensor is one of the best.
I'm happy to shoot up to 400 iso on the LX7,with the fast lens you can keep under this most of the time,800 iso at a push for smaller prints or web pics.
As usual the LX camera have excellent handling and controls with the very usefull slider for aspect ratio settings and macro,the aperture ring is a very good addition as well.
Auto focus is almost instant,very impressive.
I tried out the Sony RX100,but found the control and size a bit fiddley,this is a personal opinion,the sony with it's larger sensor will be better at 28mm f1.8 for dof, and superior sensor should give better results,but the lens soon becomes darker when you zoom,not sure i needed 20 meg as well,also enjoy using the 24mm wide on the LX7 as well.
All in all the LX7 has exceeded my expectations,the lens is sharper then expected and the jpegs are great.
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