LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic LX7 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 920k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LX7 doesn't have a built-in viewfinder but an optional external viewfinder is available. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic LX7 can shoot continuously at max speed of 11 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
LX7 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic LX7 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from.
Panasonic LX7 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic LX7, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60,50,30,25 fps with bit rates up to 28 mbps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Panasonic LX7 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video. You can also consider its successor, the Panasonic LX10 which features 4K video recording.
LX7 also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 120 fps for ultra slow motion videos. LX7 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Panasonic LX7 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect LX7 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic LX7 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 330 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, Panasonic LX7 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic LX7 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Panasonic LX7 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic LX7 is $399.99