The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7 10.1-megapixel digital camera is a more portable solution than a DSLR, without limiting your creativity or optical performance. The DMC-LX7 boasts a newly developed 24mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens with F1.4 brightness at the widest end and F2.3 at the telephoto end. The large aperture gives you the power to make photos with a shallow depth-of-field. You'll make portraits with gorgeous, soft backgrounds, as well as capture low light scenes you might miss with another camera. Breathtaking landscapes, environmental portraits, cityscapes, or shooting in a tight space is a breeze with the 24mm ultra wide-angle lens. The DMC-LX7 delivers an advanced lens system making it easy to produce beautiful, high-resolution photos with minimal distortion and a pleasing, soft-focused background.
Discover a full-range of brightness with this newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX 24-91.2mm (3.8x zoom) F1.4-2.3 ultra wide-angle lens. The amazing light gathering and depth-of-field control of the LUMIX DMC-LX7's F1.4 aperture is backed by Panasonic's exclusive Nano Surface Coating technology. The DMC-LX7 boasts Power O.I.S. stabilized video, and minimizes distortion at the wide-angle end so you'll achieve stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding resolution and detail. The versatility will astound you with a 24-90mm zoom range (35mm camera equivalent). This stunningly bright lens delivers an extraordinary amount of light resulting in exquisite color and definition in your photos.
To support your advanced creativity, the lens was designed with 11 elements in 10 groups, 5 aspherical lenses with 9 aspherical surfaces, including the dual-sided aspherical surface ED (Extra-low Dispersion) which is a first for LUMIX compact cameras and interchangeable lenses. The lens is designed to eliminate chromatic aberration while other distortions are corrected with the aspherical lens design.
Nano Surface Coating
Panasonic's black box technology Nano Surface Coating boasts an extremely low reflectance ratio and allows the DMC-LX7 to deliver exceptional optical performance with stunning clarity by minimizing flaring and ghosts.
16 Creative Controls To Reinvent Your Photography
Panasonic is ready to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary by fueling your creativity with the Creative Control feature (in the recording mode) and the Creative Retouch feature (in the playback mode). These features take simple or complicated scenes and make them easy to capture in a great photo. Simply set the camera on the LCD screen to match your scene and it uses sophisticated presets to optimize the camera settings resulting in photos you'll be proud of.
Intelligent Night Shot
Bright, glamorous night scenery can be recorded without using a tripod when you use the Intelligent Handheld Night Shot in the iA Mode. It generates a beautiful night scene with illumination by layering multiple pictures shot consecutively for one outstanding night photo. The Handheld Night Shot Mode is also available in the Scene Modes.
24mm Ultra Wide-angle Lens
The 24mm ultra wide-angle lens* opens up a new range of composition possibilities. The super high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens minimizes distortion at the wide end, so your pictures are true-to-life with outstanding resolution and detail.
[Advanced] 7.5x Intelligent Zoom
The Intelligent Zoom is an extensive zoom function that uses digital zoom technology with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. The 3.8x optical zoom virtually extends to a 7.5x equivalent.
The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses vibration and hand-shake that happens when you press the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed.
60p Full HD Video Recording
The DMC-LX7 records high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC) videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. Upgrading the full HD recording capability from interlaced to progressive, subjects with fast motion or fine details are reproduced even more clearly.
MP4 Format Recording
If you want to edit your videos on a computer or upload them to a website, the DMC-LX7 can record full HD 1,920 x 1,080 30p (NTSC) videos in MP4 format.
3 Lux Minimum Illumination
The minimum illumination is as low as 3 Lux thanks to the F1.4 super bright LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens and the High Sensitivity MOS sensor.
Panasonic has incorporated a stereo zoom microphone resulting in videos with the high-quality stereo sound of Dolby® Digital. This delivers realistic sound to your videos.
Large 10.1-megapixel MOS Sensor (1/1.7")
The 1/1.7-inch 10.1-megapixel MOS Sensor expands the dynamic range by increasing sensitivity and saturation. You'll create high-resolution images with stunning clarity not only in high sensitivity recording, but in low ISO settings as well. The DMC-LX7 features improvements in S/N ratio by 1.5 dB compared with the DMC-LX5.
Advanced Venus Engine
The Venus Engine features advanced signal processing capabilities in both photo and video recording. The high-speed digital signal output technology results in high speed consecutive shooting and full HD 60p (NTSC) video recording.
Intelligent NR System
The excellent S/N (Signal to Noise) ratio of the MOS sensor combined with the Intelligent Noise Reduction system in the Venus Engine delivers photos and videos from low to high sensitivity with outstanding clearness.
Multi-Process NR System
Images shot in low-lit situations are now dramatically clear with the Multi-Process Noise Reduction system. Noise reduction based on the brightest part of the image delivers stunning results.
LUMIX Original Multiple Aspect Ratios
The DMC-LX7 features multiple aspect ratio image recording using 10.1-megapixels of the total 12.8-megapixel MOS sensor. The multi-aspect ratio function in LUMIX enables you to record images in 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratios with the same angle of view.
Fast Start-Up Time
The DMC-LX7 is ready to shoot when you are. With its ultra high-speed start-up time and Light Speed AF, the DMC-LX7 helps you to never miss a moment. The parallel processing of software achieves ultra high-speed start-ups.
3.0" .9 Megapixel LCD
The DMC-LX7's big, bright 3.0-inch 920K-dot high-precision display boats an approximately 100% field of view making it easy to frame, shoot and adjust your images. A wide-viewing angle lets you frame your shot in a variety of ways for both shooting and viewing. The Intelligent LCD function automatically adjusts the brightness in 11 steps according to your shooting conditions.
The DMC-LX7 grip is comfortable to hold and easy to use. It prevents fatigue even when shooting extended videos, and the resin and elastomer materials add to the comfort. A leather-like processing enhances the tactile feel of the camera in your hand.
If you need more light, take advantage of the exceptional performance of the built-in flash on the DMC-LX7. You can select the flash synchronization you want from 1st Curtain Sync. or 2nd Curtain Sync. This will allow you to capture night scenes with a natural flow of light behind your subject. You can adjust the intensity of the flash with a range from ±EV 2 in 1/3 EV steps.
iA (Intelligent Auto) Plus
In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. Simply aim, press, and shoot. The detection and correction functions go to work to give you beautiful photos and videos*. In addition, the iA Plus Mode enables you to defocus an area, adjust exposure compensation, and control white balance by simply moving a slider.