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Exactly what I expected--maybe a little better, even.
on June 18, 2013
I spent a long time hmmming and hawing over this purchase. I really wanted the OEM Panasonic case for my LX7, but at $65 here on Amazon, it was just too expensive. I compared the aftermarket cases for this camera and examined photographs closely. This was the winner for apparent quality and design. And it lived up to expectations.
I was worried that it would block some of the screen or controls in the back, but this is not an issue at all. This case fits almost perfectly (screw mount is slightly out of alignment with the hole on the bottom of the camera--but it works), and is of as high-quality materials as one can imagine, given that this is *not* a leather case. The prospective purchaser should be aware that the vast majority of the cases on Amazon for the LX7 are not real leather. You can tell a case is real leather on here if it costs a fortune. The real leather cases on Amazon are all >$50, and some are $100+.
For $15, this case represents an excellent value, as it fits pretty well, is well-made (sturdier than I expected!), and looks very nice. (I have the white LX7 and I bought the light brown case--the color of a well-worn baseball glove). One thing: as expected, the strap is made of vinyl, and looks it. I will likely be upgrading to a proper, padded camera strap though, so this is of little import, at least to me.
If you are on the fence, take my advice and go for it. This is a good value, and a decent case--especially for this price. I did, and I have no regrets.
Note: you will have to remove the case to access the battery/SD card compartment and the ports, as is the norm with all cases of this type for this camera (I was unable to find one that did not require this).
UPDATE: After several months of hard use, this case has held up remarkably well. No evidence of wear. I get compliments on it, as well. Note: Do not attach the camera to a tripod with the bottom of the case on. The knob on the case is threaded to allow you to do this, but getting it off the tripod mount afterwards is a nightmare. Just take it out of the case--trust me.