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lumix-LX7-review

Yes, I’m still on my quest for the perfect point and shoot (read about it here: SONY RX100M3 UNBOXING AND INITIAL THOUGHTS: MY QUEST FOR THE PERFECT POINT-AND-SHOOT)

The Sony RX100M3 is so packed with features, I’m still taking the time to test it out thoroughly. In the meantime, B&H also sent me the Panasonic Lumix LX7 to try out and I’m finally taking it out of the box. At first glance, I have high hopes for this camera. It’s light, but feels durable. It came with a nice little neck strap, which is a surprising “extra” for a point-and-shoot. It feels more ergonomic than others I have tried, with a small hand grip on the right side and all the controls within range of the thumb.

I like the fact that there’s a little pop up flash and also a hot shoe. The aperture range on the Leica lens starts at f/1.4, which is also impressive and unusual for a point-and-shoot. It has a lens cap, which at first I thought was cool, but then I immediately pictured myself setting it down on a park bench and losing it forever…

Other than the LCD, there is no viewfinder, which is kind of disappointing, but we’ll see how it goes. I love the way this camera feels in my hand already and I’m excited to try it out. Could this be The One?