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89 October 15th 2012 11:35 am

With its 10-megapixel sensor, the LX7 stakes out a middle ground in between Canon's PowerShot S110 and Sony's CyberShot RX100. In some respects, the LX7 is superior to the S110; it has a better movie mode, very fast autofocus performance, and one of the best lenses available in a compact camera, an f/1.4 from Leica. It also offers a full range of manual controls and creative options, including an effective HDR mode. Its low-light performance doesn't match that of the RX100, mainly due to its smaller image sensor. Which should you buy? We still consider the RX100 our top Must-have compact, but if your budget won't support a $650 camera, you're unlikely to be disappointed with the LX7.

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Critic reviews

8.4
13 reviews
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    8.5
  • Video quality
    8.5
  • Battery life
    7.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Durability
    7.9
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    8.2
  • Ease of use
    7.4

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8.7
3 reviews
  • Image quality
    8.0
  • Video quality
    7.3
  • Battery life
    7.3
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.7
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    8.7
  • Ease of use
    9.3
8.0
Gizmodo Oct 10, 2012

If you don't mind that it's a bit bigger, the LX7 is a clear pick over the Canon S100. ... It performs wonderfully, and it's a lot of fun to use.

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8.0
Digital Photography Review Sep 15, 2012

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is an excellent premium compact camera. Its fast lens, performance, and manual controls will make enthusiasts drool, while those just starting out can get great results using Panasonic's Intelligent Auto mode.

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7.0
PC Mag Mar 28, 2013

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has a larger than average image sensor and fast zoom lens, but it's best to keep the ISO set on the low side.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Aug 20, 2012

It’s taken some risks, but the package as a whole really pays off and shouldn't be underestimated; this here's a connoisseur's camera of choice.

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8.0
CNET AU Oct 31, 2012

The LX7 is an excellent advanced compact camera that has great photo quality. We highly recommend investing in a better lens cap for a pain-free photography experience.

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7.0
Imaging Resource Nov 6, 2012

Overall, the Panasonic LX7 stands as the best iteration of the LX-series, putting its emphasis on two critical factors: Lens quality and Control access.

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9.0
T3 Jul 18, 2012

We only had limited time with the Panasonic LX7 but it looks set to be a damn fine high-end compact camera and we look forward to testing it out in full.

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9.0
TechRadar Sep 10, 2012

With lots of fantastic features and brilliant image quality, Panasonic has produced a compact camera to be proud of with the LX7. With a wide maximum aperture of f/1.4, the ability to shoot in raw format and full manual controls, many people will surely be tempted by this.

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9.0
Camera Labs Oct 3, 2012

A truly impressive advanced compact and one I have no hesitation in highly recommending. Panasonic has proven in a market filling with compacts boasting large sensors, that there's still reasons why you may prefer one with a smaller sensor - so long as it's also coupled with a nice bright zoom.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Aug 30, 2012

The Panasonic Lumix LX7 is a thoroughly likeable advanced compact. Overall build quality is high, and its metal-finish lends the camera an unmistakably premium feel. Controls are all easily to hand and the new aperture ring certainly enhances the overall user experience too.

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10
Expert Reviews Sep 4, 2012

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

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9.0
Photography Blog Aug 13, 2012

So two years on from the previous LX5 model, the LX7 is still a great pocket camera, but is no longer king of the rather niche Premium Compact market. It's still Highly Recommended, but make sure that you check out the competition first...

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8.0
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008MB719C?ie=UTF... great camera!!! it works so good, the quality of the photo picture can compared to some professional camera's work. easy to use.

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