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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 10.1 Megapixels Digital Camera with 3.8x24mm Wide-Angle Leica Optical Zoom Lens - Black or White - $298 w/ FS @ Adorama

gabe23111 24,943 February 16, 2013 at 09:07 PM in Tech & Electronics (6)
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in for one. Thanks
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How does this compare to the DMC FZ60 (which I recently ordered having missed out on the LX7 a week ago)? From a layman's standpoint, the FZ60 has a significantly more powerful zoom lens (25-600 vs 24-90 - 24x vs 3.8x) and captures images at 16MP vs 10MP. On the flip size, the LX7 does appear to have better video support (60p vs 60i @ 1920x1080), slightly higher continuous frame shooting mode (no surprise because of the smaller sensor), articulated touch screen, RAW and hot-shoe. The lens is different, but I don't know how to compare the two (Summilux on the LX7 vs Elmarit on the FZ60).

Personally, the higher video rate would be nice, but the other advantages I listed of the LX7 I don't really care about (articulated display, RAW, hot-shoe). One of the main features I'm looking for is good quality indoor images while zooming. The zoom is my main concern with the LX7.

Am I selling myself short in some way by going with the FZ60?
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Quote from blueknob View Post :
How does this compare to the DMC FZ60 (which I recently ordered having missed out on the LX7 a week ago)? From a layman's standpoint, the FZ60 has a significantly more powerful zoom lens (24x vs 3.8x) and captures images at 16MP vs 10MP. On the flip size, the LX7 does appear to have better video support (60p vs 60i @ 1920x1080), slightly higher continue frame shooting mode (no surprise because of the smaller sensor), articulated touch screen, RAW and hot-shoe. The lens is different, but I don't know how to compare the two (Summilux on the LX7 vs Elmarit on the FZ60).

Personally, the higher video rate would be nice, but the other advantages I listed of the LX7 I don't really care about (articulated display, RAW, hot-shoe). One of the main features I'm looking for is good quality indoor images while zooming. The zoom is my main concern with the LX7.

Am I selling myself short in some way by going with the FZ60?
Take it for what it's worth, but here's a comparison from Snapsport:
Link [snapsort.com]
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Take it for what it's worth, but here's a comparison from Snapsport:
Link [snapsort.com]
Thanks. That's the best comparison I've seen. Since neither camera has an interchangeable lens, is the only option for extending the zoom on the LX7 to attach an extended zoom lens? I've read mixed reviews about attachment lenses, so am a bit wary of sacrificing the zoom of the FZ60 and hoping an add-on would do the job on the LX7.
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How does this compare to the DMC FZ60 (which I recently ordered having missed out on the LX7 a week ago)? From a layman's standpoint, the FZ60 has a significantly more powerful zoom lens (25-600 vs 24-90 - 24x vs 3.8x) and captures images at 16MP vs 10MP. On the flip size, the LX7 does appear to have better video support (60p vs 60i @ 1920x1080), slightly higher continuous frame shooting mode (no surprise because of the smaller sensor), articulated touch screen, RAW and hot-shoe. The lens is different, but I don't know how to compare the two (Summilux on the LX7 vs Elmarit on the FZ60).

Personally, the higher video rate would be nice, but the other advantages I listed of the LX7 I don't really care about (articulated display, RAW, hot-shoe). One of the main features I'm looking for is good quality indoor images while zooming. The zoom is my main concern with the LX7.

Am I selling myself short in some way by going with the FZ60?
The LX7 and FZ60 are apples and oranges. One is basically a point and shoot with a super zoom that's meant to be decent for scenarios where you want superzoom capability. The LX7, on the other hand, is really aimed at enthusiasts who are looking for a P&S that is capable of taking great pictures, even in low light, but without the zoom capability. Just very different cameras. I do own an LX7, and it's a great camera. Only annoyance I can think of is the lack of an integrated lens cap.
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Quote from blueknob View Post :
Thanks. That's the best comparison I've seen. Since neither camera has an interchangeable lens, is the only option for extending the zoom on the LX7 to attach an extended zoom lens? I've read mixed reviews about attachment lenses, so am a bit wary of sacrificing the zoom of the FZ60 and hoping an add-on would do the job on the LX7.
I don't have any experience with attachment lenses for p&s cameras so I'm not familiar with the issues.

One significant difference I did notice when looking at the snapsort comparison is that the LX7 has a wider aperture capability than the FZ60 (1.4 vs 2.8). So i would assume that it takes better low light pictures.

I don't have first hand experience with either camera though...
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Tax in MD kills this deal for me. Looks like I'll go with the J&R deal. Thanks OP!
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Tax in MD kills this deal for me. Looks like I'll go with the J&R deal. Thanks OP!
Adorama doesn't charge tax in MD Scratchhead. Only in NJ & NY.

Fyi... J&R doesn't currently have it in stock.
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Adorama doesn't charge tax in MD Scratchhead. Only in NJ & NY.

Fyi... J&R doesn't currently have it in stock.
No matter how I went through the order process, as soon as I put in MD as my address, Adorama wanted to charge me tax on the order. I'm not sure?

J&R will be getting more Friday. With the code 'ATJANDR' it was another $10 off, bringing it to $289 out the door. It should be here the middle of next week. Not to mention the free shipping Adorama offered was 7-10 days anyway. I can wait Smilie
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I ordered one via J&R last week but it's still backordered. Jumped in on this deal and cancelled the other one. Thanks OP!! Repped!
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Quote from mattspalace View Post :
The LX7 and FZ60 are apples and oranges. One is basically a point and shoot with a super zoom that's meant to be decent for scenarios where you want superzoom capability. The LX7, on the other hand, is really aimed at enthusiasts who are looking for a P&S that is capable of taking great pictures, even in low light, but without the zoom capability. Just very different cameras. I do own an LX7, and it's a great camera. Only annoyance I can think of is the lack of an integrated lens cap.
I have an LX7 too, I absolutely love it, and I just ordered the auto lens cap for this camera it is amazing. You should get one too here is the link Works like a charm!

http://www.amazon.com/RainbowImag...7+lens+cap
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same price on amazon $299

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-D...B008MB719C
Used - Like new through Amazon Warehouse Deals for $265 if anyone is interested in saving a few more dollars!
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