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Replaced a Canon S100, and then went back to the S100
on June 12, 2013
I bought this after trying the Canon S100. The S100 was great - excellent image quality for still and video. Very ey to use, but had one major flaw: it had am ever present clicking noise during video recordings!!!! I needed a compact camera that provided excellent still and video images without clicking sounds!
So far the jury is still out on the LX 7. The image quality is good and there is NO clicking during video recording. The AVCHD format is a bit tough to transfer to PC and requires a few extra steps. I own a Lumix G3 micro 4/3rds and I love it. The LX7 has a larger learning curve. For now, I'd say it's okay. If you can find it for sub $300 it's probably worth it. This body style really isn't that compact. It's a tough fit in a pant or coat pocket.
UPDATE: I ended up getting rid of this camera and went back to a Canon S100. The LX7 received such great reviews and it may offer more manual features vs the S100. For me I loved that the focus noise was absent compared to the S100. However, the images were a bit dull as was the video. Plus, the video at 60fps is a pain to deal with unless you have a super powerful machine. It proved difficult on my 2007 iMac. Ultimately, when I compared the image and video quality to that of the S100 I just like the results of the Canon better.