The premium Lumix LX-Series seems to have gotten a lot better with the arrival of the Panasonic Lumix LX7 camera. This snapper employs a completely redesigned lens compared to the LX5 and also houses a new image sensor and processing engine for deriving higher quality pictures.
A freshly developer 24mm ultra-wide angle Leica DC Vario-Summilux lens takes its place within the camera, proffering 3.8x optical zoom capabilities. Apart from f1.4 brightness at wide-end and f2.3 at the tele-end, the device incorporates the Venus Engine for better signal processing and the Intelligent NR system for maintaining high resolutions with minimal distortion and noise.
“The Panasonic Lumix LX-Series cameras have been extremely popular models for both professional and enthusiast photographers, who understand the value and superb image quality such a compact, affordable digital camera can offer,” expressed Marc Sorkin, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America. “We expect the same enthusiasm, if not more, for the Lumix LX7, which features major upgrades and improvements resulting in even better image quality.”
In addition to the aforementioned features, the manufacturer has thrown in both iA and iA Plus modes. Users will be able to shoot clips in FHD 1920 x 1080p resolution at 60fps in AVCHD format or at 30fps in MP4. And with the dedicated video recording button, footage and images can be captured simultaneously. The camera houses a 3-inch 920,000-dot LCD screen for visuals and a stereo microphone with a zoom noise reduction system as well as an Auto Wind Cut function for high quality audio.
The Panasonic Lumix LX7 price and release date details are expected to be announced approximately 30 days before the company commences shipment.