LX7 for my mom

Discussion in 'Panasonic' started by sprinke, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. sprinke

    sprinke New Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Hello Serious Compacts folks! Some of you might recognize my name from the sister mu-43 forum.

    When I stepped up to micro four-thirds, my mother inherited my FZ35, a fine camera which I dearly loved. Last week, my beloved FZ35 was lost/stolen from us at the Happiest Place On Earth :mad:, and my mother tasked me with finding a replacement. My initial thought was the FZ150, but after discussing it with her at length, she decided that it was just too big! She wanted something smaller and more pocketable. She does a lot of (amateur) video, so video quality was important, and she felt that the "superzoom" was not as important. Hmmm, DSLR-ish quality in a simple P&S package. Easy, right? After mucking about with internet research, I decided on the LX7 for her.

    The good news is that I will be getting the camera first and spending a few weeks "learning" it for her so I can teach it to her. It should be arriving in the next few days. I'm looking forward to the new toy, albeit temporarily (will have to surrender it at Thanksgiving).

    So, hello! nice to meet you. If there is anything you'd like to see from my LX7 tests, post here and I'll try to accommodate it.
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  2. Hello sprinke, and welcome :) Looking forward to seeing the shots!
  3. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    I bought a used LX3 for my sister when she took up scrapbooking. Like you, I tried it out, espcailly since it was used. Nice IQ and control layout.
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I always like all your shots (I've been a fan since your days with that old FZ35), just show us a nice variety. I'd like to see what it can do at "the edge" of the sensor's performance. How does it handle ISO1600 and ISO 3200. Welcome aboard.
  5. I brought an LX7 yesterday for an upcoming overseas trip. I took some test shots in the garden this morning and found it an exciting camera to use. I'm about to upload some photos and start a new post. Look out to see the first photos from my LX7.
  6. My first images with my new LX7

    It appears I can't start a new thread yet. So I'm back here to show a few images from my brand new just-out-of-the-box Panasonic LX7. These three images are from my garden taken today. They are jpeg fine images with only minimal tweaking in photoshop elements. I'm impressed, it is just a great small but very intelligent camera. I'm retiring my well loved LX2, and will be travelling with the LX7 from now on. Next week I'm off to Spain, so I'll soon have more images to display. Look at these and feel free to comment.




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  7. Hi And welcome

    I have the LX7 and it's a great serious compact!! I started a group on Flickr just in case you want to join and show off your work. > Flickr: Panasonic Lumix LX7
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  8. Hi Andy,
    once I get some photos out of the new camera I'll join your group. Also I'll still post here too!
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Seems the LX7 does nice sharp macro.....wow.
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  10. davidw

    davidw Regular

    Aug 4, 2012
    I have the LX3 and I must say I really like the controls. THis LX7 seems slightly better.
    Cant go wrong .we need the LX8 to be the same layout but with sony sensor.
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  11. Kustom48

    Kustom48 Regular

    Aug 12, 2012
    Wimbotsham, Norfolk, UK.
    ian drury
    Hi there sprinke,
    can you tell me if it is possible to use an add-on filter ( eg; neutral density grad or soft and a circular polarising filter ) on the LX7 using the lens / filter thread and what size it is.

    Thanks in appreciation.