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Panasonic LX7 review

Is a small sensor premium compact enough to take on the Sony RX100?

As part of our image quality testing for the Panasonic LX7, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Panasonic LX7 is capable of resolving up to around 18 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Panasonic LX7 review

Panasonic LX7 review

ISO 100, score: 18 (click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 18 (click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 18 (click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 16 (click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: 14 (click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: 12 (click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 6400, score: 10 (click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 12800, score: n/a (click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw images

Panasonic LX7 review

ISO 100, score: 18 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic LX7 review

ISO 200, score: 18 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic LX7 review

ISO 400, score: 18 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic LX7 review

ISO 800, score: 16 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic LX7 review

ISO 1600, score: 16 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic LX7 review

ISO 3200, score: 14 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic LX7 review

ISO 6400, score: 10 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution10.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.8x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesLive View, Orientation Sensor, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Time Lapse Function, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMP4, AVCHD
Weight (Approximate)269 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH, WEEE
Flash Memory Capacity70 MB
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeMOS
Total Camera Resolution12.7 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedDMW-BCJ13
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height67.1 mm
Width110.5 mm
Depth45.7 mm
Autofocus Points23
Focal Length4.70 mm to 17.70 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-LX7
Product NameDMC-LX7 Digital Camera
Product LineLumix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-LX7EB-K
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

Premium Compact Digital Camera with F1.4 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens for Outclassing Creative Possibility

The DMC-LX7 is equipped with 24mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens featuring outstanding F1.4 brightness at wide-end and F2.3 at tele-end. The extraordinarily rich amount of light allows not only using higher shutter speed for blur-free images in lower light situation, but also giving impressive expression by reproducing exquisite gradation and mellow defocus. The Nano Surface Coating is applied to minimize ghost and flaring.

Battery Life330 Shot
Package Contents
  • DMC-LX7 Digital Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • AC Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap string
Display Resolution920000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker