Is the Panasonic LX7 the best pocket-sized compact for enthusiasts? We find out in the What Digital Camera Panasonic LX7 review

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Panasonic Lumix LX7

Overall score:91%
Image Quality:90%


  • Polished and refined design, excellent lens with ultra-fast aperture, plenty of features, option to add an EVF.


  • Good screen but needs to be even better to match rivals.


Panasonic Lumix LX7 Review


Price as reviewed:


Value & Verdict

Panasonic Lumix LX7 review – Value

At £449, the LX7 finds itself priced pretty competitively and positioned in the middle of the sector, with more affordable and pricier enthusiast compact models out there to pick from.

Panasonic Lumix LX7 review – Verdict

There’s a lot to like about the LX7. The metal-finish body produces a classy, high-end feel that doesn’t disappoint, while the ability to add an EVF is bound to appeal to the more discerning shooter. On top of that, the controls, interface and now the addition of the aperture ring make this a very fast and enjoyable camera to shoot with.

With rivals opting for larger sensors, the decision to actually use a smaller sensor in the LX7 than its predecessor is a brave one. While it can’t quite deliver the same levels of detail and ISO performance as the RX100, it’s still very good, while you also have to factor in the faster lens throughout the range that the LX7 offers.

While it may not quite have the same standout features as some rivals, the LX7’s strength lies in the fact that it really doesn’t have a weak one, delivering a solid performance in pretty much every area, producing a very polished and competent enthusiast compact camera.


Memory Card:SD/SDHC/SDHC
White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Incandescent, White Set 1, White Set 2, Color Temperature
Video:1080 (25p) HD video (MP4) & 1080 (50/60p) HD video (AVCHD)
LCD:3.0in 920k-dot LCD
Sensor:10.1MP 1/1.7in High Sensitivity MOS sensor
Power:Rechargeable Li-ion BP-DC8
Connectivity:USB, miniHDMI, AV Output
Exposure Modes:P, A, S, M, Intelligent Auto, Creative Control, Scene
Metering System:Intelligent Multiple, Centre-weighted or Spot
Lens:24-90mm f/1.4-2.3
ISO Range:80-6400 (expandable to 12800)
Dimensions:110.5 x 67.1 x 45.6mm
File Formats:Raw, JPEG, Raw + JPEG
Shutter Speeds:250-1/4000th second
  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix LX7 review - Features
  2. 2. Design
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Value & Verdict
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