Panasonic LX7 gets Dpreviewed (and Gariz case)


Let’s make a short break from (m-)43 related news. Dpreview (Click here) posted the full Panasonic LX7 compact camera review: “There’s very little to dislike about the LX7, with my main issues being redeye, slow buffer flush times when shooting RAW images, and vertical lines in panoramas. Aside from that, the LX7 is a first-rate camera that I can highly recommend.
The second LX7 related news is that the Gariz case is now available on eBay (Click here).

Enough LX7 news. Here are the search links for the LX7 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
And now back to m43 news…

  • I think it’s high time for a nifty 12-45 f/2.8-4.0 IF/IZ lens with integrated and non-removable m4/3 body cap. :-)

  • Miroslav

    Love the aspect ratio switch. I’d like to have something like that on my next m4/3 camera.

  • AC

    I love the feel, size and controls of the LX7 and find the RX100 too small and fiddly. However, I think ultimately the RX100 sensor is too far ahead to make this a real match-up.

    • D

      Agreed about the RX100 sensor. All other competitors became last gen all of a sudden when that got released. If the LX7 came out a few months ago I probably would’ve bought it. I’m curious to see how everyone else will react to the RX100.

      • musicalbox11

        I own RX100 but seeing RAW comparison on dpreview – LX7 beats shit out of RX100, even Canon G12 is having some miraculous output (but dpreview is heavily Canon sided so don’t care much + lens on G12 sucks).
        Images on LX7 in RAW on various ISOs have better contrast and sharpness, and more present noise is not distracting – but nothing that can’t be removed in LR, as there’s simply much more detail. Whereas much less noise on RX100 is harder to remove as the output is blurry already!

        I don’t know if the Leica lens is so good here (particularly in corners – as you’re using more central circle due to smaller sensor) or dpreview just hates SONY in general and bias its tests (shitty RX100 RAW images, the same with latest NEX6 horrible test pics) but considering this lens has 2+ stop advantage over RX100 lens on most focal lengths – noise should not be a problem.

        e.g. you need ISO1600 on RX100 (loosing a lot of dynamic range and bringing noise even on its superior sensor) when this little baby can shoot with ISO400 and get the SAME shutter speed with the same exposure. I doubt RX100 could be better.

        Need to try this little baby. RX100 is only good up until it reaches around 35mm – then it is a disaster and changes even exposure too quickly as the lens darkens faster than economic situation in Greece.

        • thethirdcoast


          Sony hasn’t realized that 20.3 Mp is way too much on a 1″ sensor.

          Panasonic has wisely realized that noise considerations start dominating small sensors once you go above 10-12 Mp.

  • chronocommando

    neither 4/3 nor m4/3 ….

  • Yun

    Just got invited by sony to review the RX100 & win a prize . No bad , Sony .
    Right now I’m more interest to know what are next from Pana , Oly & Fuji ?
    Cause I know , this might be my new toy time again .

  • The Other Chris

    You misspelled “garish”

    • That’s funny! I do agree, by the way.

  • The Coin looks unbelievably sharp with LX7. It sure spits a lot of noise at anything above ISO 200 compared to the RX, but contrast and sharpness are phenomenal for a point and shoot. And that’s RAW, no NR at work in both cameras.

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