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Panasonic Release The Lumix DMC-LX7 Compact Camera

Panasonic Release The Lumix DMC-LX7 Compact Camera - Panasonic have today introduced their newest and most advanced premium compact to date.

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Product : Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
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Panasonic's new LX7 features a 24mm wide-angle f/1.4 lens, a 10.1 megapixel MOS sensor, a Venus VII FHD Engine and has an ISO range of 80-12,800. The new compact camera also features 1920x1080 50p Full HD Video Recording (including both AVCHD Progressive and MP4 outputs) and various creative controls. Read our Panasonic Lumix LX7 Hands-On Review.
Lumix DMC-LX7

Price is set to be £449 with the camera available from September.

Panasonic Lumix LX7 Features:

  • Bright, high quality Leica lens: The Leica DC VARIO-SUMMILUX 24mm Wide-Angle lens, with an aperture of up to F1.4, provides the most expressive and high quality shooting potential
  • Advanced low light performance: With a newly designed 10.1-megapixel MOS sensor, Venus Engine VII FHD and an ISO range of 80-12,800, the LUMIX LX7’s improved light sensitivity minimises noise even in the most challenging environments
  • Full HD video recording: Powered by the Venus Engine VII FHD image processor, the LUMIX LX7 features 1920x1080 50p Full HD Video Recording (including both AVCHD Progressive and MP4 outputs), with Creative Movie Control for intuitive editing
  • Maximising creative control: The Lumix LX7’s Aperture Ring and Rear Dial provide you with full control over the camera’s aperture range to create beautiful defocus effects. The Internal Neutral Density filter allows you to intuitively amend the shutter speed, and there are a variety of other creative modes.

From Panasonic:

Panasonic’s LUMIX LX7, its newest and most advanced premium compact digital camera to date, puts creative expression in your hands with state-of-the-art imaging technology and advanced manual controls. With an outstanding LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens offering an F1.4 maximum aperture, high sensitivity for superb low-light photography and versatile shooting functions to boost your creativity, the LUMIX LX7 is built to the highest specifications.
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Raising the bar of image quality
The LUMIX LX7’s newly designed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX F1.4-2.3 lens - in combination with the 10.1-megapixel high-sensitivity MOS Senor and Venus Engine VII FHD - provides stunning image quality even in low-light situations. With an aperture of up to F1.4 you can achieve beautiful shallow depth of field shots, extending the creative expression of your photography. The bright, high quality lens is also perfect for macro shots of intricate objects such as flowers and insects, as well as for dimly-lit scenes that require greater exposure such as inside dark woodlands and historic buildings.

Meanwhile the 24mm ultra wide-angle lens with Nano Surface Coating gives you a wider range of composition options, with minimised distortion at edges of wide landscape shots, so you can get stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding crispness and clarity.

High sensitivity, high quality
Featuring a 10.1-megapixel high-sensitivity MOS Senor and an ISO range of between 80 - 12,800, the LUMIX LX7 provides further advances in premium compact camera image quality, enabling high resolution and minimising noise even in low-light situations. These advances also provide vastly improved video recording performance, with 1920x1080 50p Full HD Video Recording in both AVCHD Progressive and MP4 outputs.
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Full creative control
The LUMIX LX7 has been designed to provide you with the highest levels of control over defocus, brightness and colour to maximise the potential of your creative photography. With the Aperture Ring and Rear Dial, you can enjoy full control over the camera’s aperture range by managing the levels of light very precisely to create beautiful defocus effects. Additionally the LUMIX LX7’s Internal Neutral Density filter allows you to intuitively amend the shutter speed, enabling beautiful images of ski scenes or flowing water for example.

Maximising creative expression in a fixed lens camera
Sebastian Drawert, Manager Product Marketing for LUMIX, at Panasonic Consumer Marketing Europe said: "Our LUMIX LX series is renowned for continually raising the bar for what is possible in premium compact camera photography. With the LUMIX LX7, we believe we have created the ultimate creative compact camera for the enthusiast. The advanced and bright LEICA lens, alongside the other imaging advances, provides superb image quality whatever the situation. Meanwhile the extended level of control provided to the user when composing shots means it’s the perfect option for those looking to maximise creative expression in a compact camera."

Read our Panasonic Lumix LX7 Hands-On Review.
Visit Panasonic's website for more information.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Specifications

ManufacturerPanasonic
Lens
Max Aperturef/1.4 - f/2.3
35mm equivalent24mm - 90mm
Optical Zoom3.8x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels10.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)3648
Pixels (H)2736
Sensor TypeLive MOS Sensor
Sensor Size1/1.7 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution920k dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus1cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Face Detection
  • Spot
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest8sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity80 - 12800
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting11fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS50p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium Ion
CIPA Rating330
Box Contents
Box ContentsBattery pack, battery charger, shoulder strap, USB cable, CD-ROM, hot shoe cover, screw cover, lens cap and lens cap string
Dimensions
Weight269g
Width110.5mm
Height67.1mm
Depth45.6mm

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